Plasters are used for both decorative and functional purposes. Textured plasters require mineral particles with a mean diameter of up to 7 mm and high brightness to meet the aesthetic demands of customers. In order to protect buildings from damage, the plaster should act as a water barrier yet also allow water vapor to evaporate at the same time.

Other products such as primers and fillers are used to prepare the wall surface for subsequent treatment. Operators require materials to be crack-resistant and have good sanding properties to help them work with rough surfaces.

These demanding requirements are achieved by selecting the right quantity and balance of fine and coarse mineral particles.

Natural calcium carbonate is an ideal mineral for developing products that meet these specific requirements. The nodular particle shape of natural calcium carbonate offers good workability and enhances the application properties. It also improves the hardness and mechanical properties of the films.

The available products range from powder to granules and offer different particle size distributions. The customer therefore has a wide range of options for selecting the ideal mineral fillers for any application. In addition, a variety of specialty chemicals is available through Omya Idwala SA to provide further value for this market.

In addition to our Calcium Carbonate range we also distribute a wide range of other products for this market as per the table below.

Calcium Carbonate Omyabrite 1300X-OM
Kulubrite Extra, Kulubrite 2, Kulubrite 5, Kulubrite 10, Kulubrite 15, Kulubrite 45. Omyasmart Zero-ANT Rheology Modifiers
Kulucote 2, Kulucote 95T SC PCC 10L, SC PCC 10, SCPCC 20 Cellulose Fibers
Kulu 15, Kulu 40, kulu 200C, Kulu Agrit Omyamatt 100-ME, Omyamatt 75-ME Antifoam and Defaomers
Pyrophylite Hakuenka CC-R, Hakuenka CCR-S10 Cellulose Ethers
Pyrofil, Alsil P, Alsil 100, Alsil 2, Alsil Pro Vigot 10S Redispersible Powders
Omyacoll P100-OG Calcium Formate
Omyabond 520-OM Starch
Minbar Natural Baryte Titanium Dioxide

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