Omya offers an extensive range of standard and specialty grades of calcium carbonate with different particle sizes and optical values for various coatings applications. Our products can enhance the performance of your coatings and reduce formulation costs, combined with a reduction in the carbon footprint of your products. In addition, Omya partners with leading producers of specialty chemicals to provide a comprehensive solutions portfolio to the paint and coatings industry, including pigments, binders and additives.
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Calcium carbonate offers several benefits as a functional filler. It is a natural and renewable raw material that has a substantially lower carbon footprint than other fillers. Selecting the right Omya calcium carbonate filler can enhance opacity, improve bulk stability and control gloss or sheen. Our range of mineral fillers enables paint manufacturers to adjust formulation performance, reduce carbon footprint and manage costs.
Calcium carbonate is a naturally occurring mineral and is generally not subject to energy intensive processing steps, giving it a substantially lower carbon footprint than other fillers. Read more about the use of calcium carbonate to improve sustainability
Paint manufacturers can realize significant cost savings and sustainability improvements by adjusting the ratio of titanium dioxide to calcium carbonate in their paints. Whilst titanium dioxide is delivering key optical properties, calcium carbonate can be used as a partial replacement to enhance paint properties, manage formulation costs and reduce the related carbon footprint. Learn more about improving performance of your decorative paints with Omya’s range of fillers
Lightweight fillers will reduce the density of the final paint, leading to a higher coverage rate. This means that less material will be needed to cover the same area, or alternatively yield can be increased from the same amount of material, doing more with less.
LWF will reduce thermal conductivity and increase solar reflectance. Both will lessen heat build-up leading to energy savings for cooling.
The introduction of LWF as a replacement for mineral fillers will enhance the overall elongation / flexibility based on the sphericity of the LWF.