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.