Research & Development

​Research and Development at Omya is central to meeting the challenges of today and the future, challenges which centre around the ever increasing rapidity of change in Omya's traditional markets of paper, polymer, paints, coating and adhesives, and the world of brand new opportunity presented by high value emerging developments in environmental and life sciences, and to enable a strongly sustainable presence in these growth high tech markets.

New challenges abound also in addressing the change of economic balance geographically from a progressively investment limited Western world toward the cash and resource richer regions of Asia and the Russian continent as well as the rapidly growing economies of South America. Amongst our opportunities are also responses to the pressures that are and will increasingly be experienced as mankind learns to manage one of the most important life-sustaining resources – water. It is important in parallel to research how to tap into the sustainable use of resources throughout Omya's product cycle and logistic chain.