Omya and Shiraishi establish production joint venture
By Tim Wright
Omya and Shiraishi Kogyo Kaisha, Ltd of Japan are intensifying their cooperation to supply the European adhesive and sealant markets. To supply these markets, with ultra-fine precipitated calcium carbonate, they have founded a production joint venture operating under the name of Shiraishi-Omya GmbH in Golling, Austria. Shiraishi-Omya GmbH will be producing dry coated products with a primary particle size of less than 150 nano-meters based on Shiraishi Kogyo's technology and the marketing through Omya's existing European sales organization. The privately owned Shiraishi Kogyo Kaisha, Ltd of Japan is a Japanese producer of precipitated calcium carbonate. The company's traditional markets include rubber, sealant, adhesive, plastic, paint and paper.
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