Omya recently announced investments in 7 new onsite plants at paper and paperboard for ground and precipitated calcium carbonate mill locations in China and Indonesia. All 7 plants are currently under construction and will be commissioned in 2023 and 2024.
Apr 28, 2023
Global calcium carbonate producer Omya has announced investments in 7 onsite plants for ground and precipitated calcium carbonate at paper and paperboard mill locations in China and Indonesia. These new Omya investments were secured through a competitive bid process where our customers assessed items such as product quality, innovation, total production cost, project execution capability, and technical service to select the best partner for their onsite operations. All 7 plants are currently under construction and will be commissioned in 2023 and 2024.
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The new plants in China include 3 ground calcium carbonate (GCC) plants in Guangxi, Guangdong, and Shandong, 2 precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) plants in Shandong, and 1 more PCC plant in Fujian. The new plant in Indonesia will be for GCC in Sumatra. These new manufacturing locations will be able to produce a broad product portfolio including filler grade PCC & GCC, coating grade GCC, and high-end GCC for clay replacement. In total, the new plants will offer about 1 million dry metric tonnes per year of capacity, including 740,000 tonnes of GCC capacity and 260,000 tonnes of PCC capacity.