OFTRINGEN, Switzerland — Omya announced that it is increasing prices for its calcium carbonate products globally starting Jan. 1, 2019, or as customer contracts allow.

The company indicated that the increase is a result of the continued pressure from escalating raw material, chemical, energy and transportation costs and overall inflation across all regions.

“Our continued investments in supply chain efficiencies, productivity improvements, expense control, digitization and operational excellence only allowed us to partially offset these significant and unprecedented cost increases. Omya remains committed to strengthen technical service and assistance and deliver innovative and cost-effective products and solutions to help our customers mitigate the impact,” said Thoralf Gliese, Executive Vice President Sales, Marketing & Innovation.

Regional announcements will follow, and the Omya sales teams will contact customers with further details regarding pricing, depending upon specific product grades, packaging types and delivery terms.