Hygiene and medical

Lower carbon footprint, improve performance and increase economic value with customized solutions for hygiene applications and medical markets.

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The inclusion of calcium carbonate as a functional mineral in polymer products has a significant impact on both their performance and the carbon footprint of the final product.

From breathable films for improved user comfort to lower cost nonwoven fabrics with better tactile properties and engineered polymers with greater thermal resistance, Omya solutions consistently deliver better results for customers.

Breathable film

Calcium carbonate significantly enhances comfort and functionality in a wide range of breathable film applications, from feminine care and adult incontinence products to baby diapers and surgical gowns.

A child's hand takes a diaper

Fibers and non-woven fabrics

The replacement of traditional polymer resins with high purity calcium carbonate improves the sustainability profile in production and enhances haptics properties and opacity.

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Engineered materials

Omya offers the broadest range of materials for internal and external components of medical equipment and consumables with over 21,000 specialty products from more than 1,500 suppliers.

Medical device on a hospital corridor

Carbon footprint reductions for hygiene and medical industry

Replacing polymers with calcium carbonate filler significantly reduces carbon footprint whilst also improving material properties.

Low carbon footprint of 300kg of CO2 equivalents per ton of surface treated natural ground calcium carbonate