Minerals Technologies to Build PCC Satellite Plant for Jianghe Paper in China

Minerals Technologies designs satellite plants to produce PCC customized to meet host mill requirements with product quality and consistency.

Dec. 13, 2012 - Minerals Technologies said that it has signed an agreement with Henan Jianghe Paper Co., Ltd. for the construction of a 22,000-metric ton satellite precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) plant at Jianghe Paper's papermaking facility in Jiaozuo City, Henan Province, China.

PCC is a specialty pigment for filling and coating high-quality paper.

"Minerals Technologies is very pleased to provide our PCC to a fine company like Jianghe Paper," said Joseph C. Muscari, chairman and chief executive officer. "This agreement, our second in China in the last two months, adds momentum to our geographic expansion strategy, and brings the number of satellite plants we have in China to five."

The satellite facility will become operational in the first quarter of 2014, Minerals Technologies said.

Jianghe Paper, a privately owned paper company, is one of the largest carbonless and thermal papermakers in China with annual production of approximately 220,000 metric tons per year.

Minerals Technologies Inc. is a resource- and technology-based growth company that develops, produces and markets worldwide a broad range of specialty mineral, mineral-based and synthetic mineral products and related systems and services. The company recorded sales of $1.04 billion in 2011.

SOURCE: Minerals Technologies Inc.