Analytics & Quality Services

Omya Analytics and Quality Services intensively supports the research and development activities of both Omya and external customers.

Its services comprise the methods in a classical analytical textbook.

  • Classical analytics
  • Chromatography
  • Spectroscopy
  • Atomic spectroscopy
  • Physical methods

Furthermore, we offer a wide variety of application tests, especially for mineral pigment products.

With its broad expertise in analytics and testing, Omya Analytics and Quality Services is a competent service partner for
  • Quality control
  • Analytical testing
  • Investigations

Classical Analytics

Titrations and gravimetric testing are among the most frequently used procedures in analytical chemistry. Most of these classical methods are used.
  • Titrations
  • Coulometric water determination
  • Gravimetry
  • Sample digestion and preparation


Omya Analytics has expertise in all common types of chromatography. The modern range of separation procedures, column types and detector systems are used to the full.
  • Gas chromatography (GC)
  • High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)
  • Ion chromatography (IC)
  • Gel permeation chromatography (GPC)
  • Coupling techniques

Atomic Spectroscopy

Atomic spectroscopy can be used for determining more than 70 elements of the periodic table. It allows heavy metals and other trace elements to be detected and quantified down to the ppb level. Atomic spectroscopy methods used by Omya
  • ICP-MS
  • XRF


Spectroscopic methods are state of the art analytical techniques. They are applied to many of the analytical solutions within Omya.
Services offered for molecular spectroscopy:
  • Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR microscope, U-ATR)
  • UV/VIS Spectroscopy (UV/VIS)

Physical Methods

Physical methods are used to characterize fillers and pigments. Particle size and shape, flow properties, surface tension, thermal properties, and fading under sunlight are subjects of the analyses.
  • Microscopy
  • Particle size
  • Particle diameter > 1µm
  • Particle diameter < 1µm
  • Rheology
  • Surface activity
  • Thermal methods
  • Light and weather fastness


Significant investment in research and development ensures that Omya fillers and pigments satisfy tomorrow’s requirements today.