Building and construction

Innovative raw materials to improve sustainability and performance in the construction industry.

Omya uses its technical expertise and decades of experience in minerals to develop products that are sustainable and high performing. From lightweighting and insulation to aesthetics and protection, we contribute to the functionality and efficiency of our customers’ products.

Concrete

Mineral admixtures to improve the functional performance and carbon footprint of concrete applications.

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Dry mortar

Functional minerals to optimize dry mortar properties and lightweight fillers for weight reduction and insulation properties enhancement.

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Engineered wood products

Calcium carbonate to replace wood fiber in fiberboards, leading to manufacturing cost savings and less dependency on wood sourcing.

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Glass ceramics

Calcium carbonates to stabilize glass applications and as a melting agent in ceramics.

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Technical support

Omya has a highly experienced technical services team which supports customers throughout the process of product development.

 

With technical laboratories at our headquarters and dedicated regional technical service hubs in different regions, Omya offers laboratory analysis, reformulation support, and implementation assistance to customers worldwide.

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Your questions answered

The choice of materials is central: local supplementary cementitious materials, the new green cement or free-clinker binder are a good choice. Sustainability can be improved by adding our Betocarb or Betoflow mineral products, which also help increase performance. 

Omya mineral plasticizer improves flow behavior with high compatibility with additives and admixtures used in the mix. Omya mineral accelerators accelerate compressive strength development.

Our products are CE marked and have an Environmental Product Declaration.  In some cases, the quality of the raw material and fineness of the mineral additive boost the whiteness of cement-based systems.

The choice of materials is central: local supplementary cementitious materials, the new green cement or free-clinker binder are the right choice. To help increase performance, you can choose our Betocarb or Betoflow product lines for a sustainable mineral solution. 

Omya is a supplier of industrial minerals. But beyond that, Omya is a solution-oriented partner to tackle problems deriving from an increasingly demanding technical, ecological and economic environment.

Cost increases and raw material shortages – as wood is more often used as a biomass source for “green” energy - are well known threats for the wood-based panel industry. 

Omya’s products partially reduce dependencies on wood as a raw material. This provides cost saving opportunities which help maintain a competitive advantage in times of uncertain market conditions. 

Bringing sustainability to building materials

Many of our customers are looking for carbon footprint reductions in their manufacturing processes. 

 

The use of calcium carbonate as a functional filler or raw material replacement in building materials not only lowers the carbon footprint of the formulation, but also reduces energy requirements and enables process optimization. 

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Customized optimization with Omya Flex

Omya Flex is a customizable, made-to-order product handling solution designed to match the specific requirements of a wide selection of Omya products. We simplify product delivery and storage by offering on-site slurrying services, vertical and horizontal silos, and other options. Omya Flex offers the advantage of eliminating the requirement for fixed anchoring and permanent foundations. This results in saving time, money, and space in terms of silo delivery, building permit acquisition, and commissioning.

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A trusted partner for global distribution 

Omya partners with leading manufacturers of specialty materials to offer a full portfolio of pigments, binders and additives to customers worldwide. 

 

We distribute engineered materials as well as specialty ingredients, supporting customers with technical advice and application development.

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