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From IMERYS to Schaefer Kalk – Technavio Uncovers Top Five Vendors in the Global Calcium Carbonate Market from 2016 to 2020


May 30, 2016
By Business Wire News

LONDON

Technavio has announced the top five leading vendors in their recentglobal calcium carbonate marketreport. This research report also lists six other prominent vendors that are expected to impact the market during the forecast period.

Competitive vendor landscape

Calcium carbonate, which comprise of GCC and PCC, are the highest value-added products in the limestone value chain. The production of GCC is widespread globally. China, the US, Europe, and Japan are the largest producers of GCC. The production of PCC is restricted to a few manufacturers that have manufacturing facilities across key consuming countries. These players cater to the demanding segments such as paper, paints and coatings, plastics and adhesives and sealants.

Globally, Omya, Imerys, Okutama Kogyo, Mineral Technologies, and Schaefer Kalk are notable PCC manufacturers. The global installed capacity of GCC and PCC is reported to be around 100 million MT. China accounts for around 50% of the total installed capacity, followed by the US at around 20%.

The global supply is restricted to a few companies that have operations at the regional and country level. “Being the highest value-added product, PCC is traded globally through these global suppliers. Satellite plants cater to paper mills, which is the largest end-user segment. While other segments such as paints and plastics are catered through national level manufacturers or by the global majors,” says Chandrakumar Badala Jaganathan, a lead analyst at Technavio for research on metals and minerals.

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Top five calcium carbonate market vendors

IMERYS

IMERYS was founded in 1880 and is headquartered in Paris, France. It is a mineral-based specialty solution providing company. The company transforms materials to deliver specific functions such as coverage, conductivity, heat resistance, mechanical strength, and barrier effect for customers involved in the manufacturing process and products. It operates in 50 countries and has 250 industrial sites worldwide.

IMERYS produces a variety of ground carbonate powders that are used as drill-in fluids, lost circulation materials, and weighting agents. The company’s carbonate business comprises limestone calcium carbonates, highly soluble sized marble, and dolomite powders that are sourced from global locations.

Mineral Technologies

Minerals Technologies is a resource and technology-based company. The company offers a range of specialty minerals, synthetic mineral products, and related systems and services. The company caters to the steel, paper, foundry, energy, environmental, polymer, and consumer products industries.

In January 2014, Mineral Technologies entered into an agreement with UPM-Kymmene (UPM) to build a satellite PCC plant at UPM’s paper mill in Changshu, Jiangsu province, China.

Omya

Omya was founded in 1884 and is headquartered in Oftringen, Switzerland. It is one of the leading producers of industrial minerals, including fillers and pigments derived from calcium carbonate and dolomite. It caters to the forest products, polymers, building materials, and life science markets.

Omya is the largest supplier of mined calcium carbonate globally. Calcium carbonate is valued for its versatility in its finished and finely crushed form. It is used in the paper, plastic, and paint sectors. It is added to foods to enhance the mineral content, formed into ceiling tiles to substitute asbestos, and used as an eco-friendly filler in plastics and medicines.

Okutama Kogyo

Okutama Kogyo was incorporated in 1937 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The company deals with mining, manufacturing, and marketing of limestone. It was formerly known as the Okutama Electric Railway.

The company offers limestone that is used as a raw material for ready-mixed concrete, cement, filler for asphalt concrete, and flue gas treatment. Quick lime is supplied to the steel, soil stabilization, and building materials sectors. Slaked lime is used for flue gas treatment and in the chemical industry. Crushed stone is used as a backfilling material for road construction and is also consumed as a nursery material for seeding.

Schaefer Kalk

Schaefer Kalk was founded as Johann Schaefer Kalkwerke in 1860 and is headquartered in Hahnstatten, Germany. It produces lime and quicklime products, PCC, and premixed dry factory mortar. The company owns a limestone deposit that consists of 350 million years old compact limestone, which is one of the purest limestone deposits in Europe.

The company mines limestone and processes it into a variety of products that are supplied to the construction and industrial sectors globally. The chemically pure limestone reserves in Hahnstätten has been the basis for a variety of high-quality limestone products.

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Technavio analysts employ primary as well as secondary research techniques to ascertain the size and vendor landscape in a range of markets. Analysts obtain information using a combination of bottom-up and top-down approaches, besides using in-house market modeling tools and proprietary databases. They corroborate this data with the data obtained from various market participants and stakeholders across the value chain, including vendors, service providers, distributors, re-sellers, and end-users.

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