Omya and Harke announce distribution partnership

2-May-2023

Targeting pharmaceutical and nutraceutical markets, Omya provides its exclusive mineral ingredients with advanced functionalities that ease into HARKE's pharma & nutra portfolio

Omya and Harke announce distribution partnership

Omya and HARKE GROUP announce their principal partnership for the distribution of products in the pharma segment. 

Targeting pharmaceutical and nutraceutical markets, Omya provides its exclusive mineral ingredients with advanced functionalities that are a perfect addition to the HARKE Pharma & Nutra portfolio. From now on, Omyapharm, Omyapure and Omyanutra mineral particles will be offered by HARKE GROUP’s Life Sciences Division in Germany, Ireland, the UK and Austria.

Omya is a mineral producer with more than 130 years of expertise. Thanks to patented techniques, continuous research and development, the company provides functional ingredient solutions to improve foods, beverages and personal care products, as well as nutraceutical and pharmaceutical applications. The HARKE portfolio will be expanded to include Omya product lines, all of which facilitate ease of processing and provide a highly bioavailable source of calcium:  

Omyapharm and Omyanutra are a new generation of excipients made of high-purity minerals that are GMO-free and non-nano. Their porous structure combined with specific morphologies opens up a wealth of benefits for powder, solid or liquid forms.

High-purity Omyapharm for pharmaceutical applications improves the flow of blends and prevents caking. Its high porosity can also be used for absorbing liquid APIs so that they can be formulated into solid dosage forms. High mechanical strength and fast disintegration are additional benefits in tablet formulations.

We are very happy to partner with HARKE. The company shares similar values to Omya

Omyanutra 300-OG for nutraceutical applications improves the flow of blends and prevents caking. Omyanutra 300-DC is the direct compressible version of the Omyanutra 300 excipient. Due to the high absorption capacity of the Omyanutra materials, they can be also loaded by impregnation with up to 40% crystalline actives and 60% liquids, converting liquids such as natural oils or herbal extracts into direct compressible powders. The free-flowing granules of the DC variant allow for easy manufacturing, resulting in less tablet weight variability and higher compactability.

Omyanutra 300 Flash includes a superdisintegrant leading to ultra-fast dissolution qualities in directly compressed or free-flow powder form.

The high purity mineral Omyapure 35-OG is a valuable component for calcium supplementation. The particles support bone health (e.g. osteoporosis treatment) and are ideally suited for antacid formulations.

Stefan Lander, Vice President Consumer Goods, Group Sales & Marketing at Omya, said: “We are very happy to partner with HARKE. The company shares similar values to Omya and supports our mission to provide customers with high-quality products that enable holistic and future-proof solutions with added benefits for manufacturers, consumers and the environment.”

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Thorsten Harke, President of HARKE GROUP, commented: “We know that Omya’s Consumer Goods team is highly knowledgeable with a motivating spirit for innovation. It’s a pleasure for us to partner with such a renowned mineral expert and join forces on this unique, natural and well-developed product range. Omya’s calcium carbonate specialties allow us to support the nutraceutical and pharmaceutical industry with effective solutions for technological and formulation challenges. We are excited to expand our value added, full service approach with this new partnership, which completes our range of solutions for the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industry.”  

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