Omya to Build On-site PCC Plant at Thai Paper in Ratchaburi, Thailand

June 26, 2015 - Omya announced that it has agreed to supply an on-site PCC (precipitated calcium carbonate) plant to Thai Paper in Ratchaburi, Thailand.

The new plant is scheduled to start production in the third quarter of 2015 with a capacity of 45,000 dry metric tons per year.

According to Omya, the plant will supply PCC fillers optimized for uncoated woodfree paper production and intends to use the Omya MultifillŪ concept to maximize the calcium carbonate level in the paper sheet.

PCC is an essential raw material for paper manufacturing and responsible for key properties such as bulk, opacity, whiteness and printability.

Omya is a leading global producer of industrial minerals — mainly fillers and pigments derived from calcium carbonate and dolomite — and a worldwide distributor of specialty chemicals. To learn more, please visit: www.omya.com.

SOURCE: Omya