At this year’s SEPAWA, Swiss-based global mineral producer Omya presented solutions that score highly on both efficiency and sustainability. The company introduced mastered calcium carbonate particles suitable for multifunctional cosmetics, toothpaste applications and household surface cleaners with varying levels of abrasivity. The showcase was completed by a unique distribution portfolio of cleaning and care products, demonstrating the creation and versatility of all-round applications.

Omyacare® and Omyaskin® are ranges of different natural mineral particles matching decorative cosmetics, as well as personal care products. Based on a patented Omya technology, Omyaskin® particles are available in various sizes designed to support numerous applications. Omyaskin® delivers high efficiency in terms of coverage, sebum absorption and skin feel while, simultaneously, simplifying the production process. At the show, the Omyacare® Kit was presented, comprising prototypes for oral care and rinse-off applications. Both products introduce two grades of the range, Omyacare® 75-KP and Omyacare® 95-KP, which are both approved as Ecocert Raw Materials and certified with the NATRUE seal.

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An ingredient specially designed for oral care applications is Omyadent®. Consisting of a core of calcium carbonate surrounded by a shell of hydroxyapatite (HAP), Omyadent® provides excellent remineralizing properties and repairs microscopic defects in tooth enamel. With regular use, teeth gain a smoother, whiter surface. Moreover, Omyadent® acts as a high efficiency carrier for ingredients such as flavors and antimicrobials.

Several further examples from the Switzerland-based expert illustrate the multiple ways in which mineral ingredients can create a new generation of all-round end products. For the home care segment, there are surface cleaners based on marble, dolomite or limestone.

Omyadol® and Omyacarb® minerals deliver outstanding absorption properties, adjustable abrasivity and good polishing ability – and they are not harmful to ecosystems once back in the environment. The cost-efficient, brilliant white and natural calcium carbonate particles not only meet the highest expectations in terms of efficiency and sustainability, but can also enhance the look and feel of finished products.

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All minerals can be combined with ingredients from the company’s huge distribution portfolio. For detergents and cleaners, Omya offers ingredients such as surfactants, bleaching activators, disinfecting or emulsifying agents and much more. For the personal care industry, meanwhile, the portfolio includes natural color pigments, sweeteners, preservatives, antioxidants and other functional ingredients. Its long-standing expertise and collaboration with certified producers also means that the company is able to provide a sustainable supply for its customers. A presentation of Omya R&D Services Senior Scientist Tobias Keller presented a deeper insight into the multifunctional advantages of natural minerals: He illustrated new options under development for easy handling of automatic dishwashing actives with a novel magnesium-carrier.

About Omya Group
Omya International AG is a leading global producer of calcium carbonates and a worldwide distributor of specialty additives, premium services and solutions. Founded in 1884 in Switzerland, Omya has a global presence extending to more than 175 locations in over 50 countries with 8,000 employees. Omya provides sustainable added value products and services from responsibly sourced materials to meet the needs of current and future generations. In the Consumer Goods sector, Omya offers innovative solutions based on high purity natural minerals and complementary ingredients that comply with the most stringent regulatory and quality standards. For further information, please visit:

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