Minerals Technologies to Build Satellite PCC Plant in Europe

Aug. 12, 2013 - Minerals Technologies said that it has signed an agreement for a 14,000-metric ton satellite precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) plant to be built at a paper mill in Europe.

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

"We are very pleased to have come to an agreement for a satellite PCC plant at a paper mill in Europe for an established paper company that wished to remain unnamed for competitive reasons," said Robert S. Wetherbee, chief executive officer of Minerals Technologies. "This facility will be our eleventh in Europe to deliver our PCC filling technology, which provides savings to papermakers by replacing higher-cost fiber."

The satellite facility is expected to become operational in the fourth quarter of 2014.

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. For additional information visit: www.mineralstech.com.

SOURCE: Minerals Technologies Inc.