​Life is everywhere, also in white mineral slurries. This is why Omya started to develop a competitive Microbiology research group. The work carried out brought new levels of understanding and identification of the microfauna in particulate mineral suspensions and the development of strategies to keep the "bugs" under control. Meanwhile, the competence achieved enabled a whole framework of Omyasmart solutions, which support a regulatory future with reduced levels of problematic biocides far beyond that of our original slurry products.

Omya Microbiology is the specialist division of Omya International AG. In addition to research and development and in-house services for Omya, we also offer our know-how and services to external customers.