Graphic Paper

Optimize functionality and appearance of your graphic papers with globally available coating pigments and mineral fillers

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Functionality and appearance are major challenges in the graphical paper industry. Omya calcium carbonate-based coatings and fillers improve brightness, gloss and ink coverage, whilst also improving production efficiency, sustainability and cost. Omya has the broadest global portfolio of calcium carbonate-based coating pigments and fillers in the industry. Supported by our expert technical team, we help customers choose the right solution to fulfil the most demanding requirements.

Coating Pigments

Omya’s high-performance pigments meet market requirements perfectly in graphic papers by boosting brightness and print definition.


Covering all aspects of state-of-the-art printing technology, our range of coating pigments offers a solution to suit exactly your required level of gloss, opacity, absorption or brightness.


High quality, consistent products deliver the optical properties you need for premium graphic papers and professional high-resolution printing.

Coating Pigments

Mineral Fillers

Mineral fillers have a positive impact on drainage, brightness, bulk, and opacity of paper, as well as creating a smoother surface for printing.


Omya’s range includes both ground and precipitated calcium carbonate alongside complementary pigments and additives for paper production. 


Cost effective and sustainable, our mineral fillers help to optimize manufacturing costs if used as a fiber replacement at increased loadings.

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Our in-house laboratories and technical experts support customers in developing and incorporating mineral coatings and fillers in production processes.

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Calcium carbonate is a naturally occurring material with a low carbon footprint. It is widely available, which enables local supply and therefore reduced transport costs.


Calcium carbonate offers excellent brightness and hue and can be produced in a range of particle sizes. It improves runability because it is less abrasive than other minerals, reducing wear and tear on machinery.

There are two types of calcium carbonate used in graphic paper production: ground calcium carbonate (GCC) and precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC).


GCC is produced by grinding natural limestone to a fine powder whilst PCC is produced using chemical processes, allowing greater control over its properties.