Engineered wood products

Replacing fibers and reducing cost in MDF and HDF manufacturing.

Improve manufacturing processes for wood-based panels and fiberboard production

Wood is increasingly being used as a biomass source for green energy. The use of calcium carbonate as a replacement for wood fibers helps reduce the dependency on wood as a raw material. Calcium carbonate also reduces raw material costs which helps customers maintain a competitive advantage during uncertain market conditions.  

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Fiberboard fiber replacement

Reduce raw material and processing costs by replacing up to 15% of wood fiber with Omyawood ground calcium carbonate in medium or high-density fiberboard (MDF or HDF) and particle board. This has no impact on surface finishing or on the structural integrity of the fiberboard. 

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  • Process optimization for MDF and HDF production with Omyawood
  • Cost efficient alternative to wood for industrial applications 
  • Improved dimensional stability
  • Reduces the dependency on wood sourcing 
  • No impact on surface finishing


Talk to an expert

If you would like some advice about how Omya’s calcium carbonate compounds can support you in wood-based products production, you can speak to our expert team.

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Helping balance the use of natural resources

Calcium carbonate is natural, renewable, recyclable and biodegradable, with a considerably lower carbon footprint than other industrial minerals. 


It enables producers to balance raw material sourcing, reduce dependencies on wood as the main component of the end-product, and maintain competitive advantage in a challenging industrial environment. 


Omya’s contribution to engineered wood products help preserve trees through wood substitution.

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Your questions answered

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. 

For 140 years, Omya has been a trusted partner for the construction industry. With production facilities all over the world, Omya provides leading mineral technology capabilities and a broad industry and scientific network as well as the willingness and commitment to continuously innovate. Your next challenge is our next challenge.