Shiraishi-Omya GmbH is a joint venture between two strong partners.
The privately owned Shiraishi Kogyo Kaisha, Ltd of Japan is a pioneer and a leading Japanese producer of precipitated calcium carbonate. The unique light precipitation calcium carbonate production method has enabled Shiraishi to become a major innovator of Japan’s inorganic powder industries since 1909. The Company's traditional markets include rubber, sealant, adhesive, plastic, paint and paper.
Omya is a leading global producer of industrial minerals – mainly fillers and pigments derived from calcium carbonate and dolomite – and a worldwide distributor of specialty chemicals. Founded in 1884 in Switzerland, Omya has a global presence extending to more than 180 locations in over 50 countries with 8,000 employees.
In Europe, the neighboring countries and the Middle East and Africa the Omya Group is the distributor of all Shiraishi-Omya GmbH products.