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OceanCal® is a renewable mineral offering sustainability and performance benefits with cost advantages.

It offers a practical path to enhanced sustainability.

The mineral's unique characteristics allow manufacturers to increase the percentage used by two to three

times compared to traditional mined mineral fillers and can reduce overall plastic resin needed by up to

60% depending on the application. Offering improved production efficiency and decreased energy usage,

OceanCal® also improves physical and performance characteristics allowing for down gauging and

source reduction.

Purest form of Naturally Precipitated Calcium Carbonate

• 97%-99% pure with extremely low levels of trace elements such as Iron and lead.

Sustainable Material

• OceanCal®  precipitates in the water column on a daily basis, so it is a naturally renewable resource.

• It is USDA research confirmed natural resource that can replace fossil fuel resins in most plastic


Offers Positive Carbon Footprint

• The use of OceanCal® represents a significant value-added proposition for sustainable brand owners as

it sequesters carbon in significant and substantiated amounts.Example - A company using 1mm lbs. of

OceanCal takes 4400 lbs. of carbon out of atmosphere reducing their overall carbon footprint.


• As a naturally created ultra-pure ocean mineral, OceanCal® is recyclable. As a product component in

plastics applications it does not affect the recycling process.

Economic Advantages

• Because of its natural purity, higher application percentages (2-3 times as much) compared to mined

calcium carbonate, OceanCal® can be added to plastic products resulting in significant cost savings.

• Significant energy savings are achieved when replacing plastic resin with OceanCal®; the higher the

percentage of OceanCal® content, the greater the savings.

Processing Improvements

• Unlike traditional or mined limestone products, Oshenite® oolitic aragonite naturally occurs as very

small particles and requires much less processing compared to mined minerals.

• Even dispersion in both master batch and processing offer manufacturing benefits and improved

material consistency.

Product Performance

• Finished product quality and consistency (film, containers, packaging, etc.) is improved due to purity

and even dispersion during processing.

Custom Availability

• In PP, PE, PS and PVC carriers with up to 80% load.

Proven Applications

• Blown film, injection or blow molded products, thermoformed sheeting and EPS foam.

• Improved clarity compared to mined calcium carbonate.

Ink Adhesion

• Improved ink and coatings adhesion when added to film and sheeting.

FDA Approved

• For food packaging, same as traditional calcium carbonate.

We don’t just supply material, we provide solutions!