NEW YORK, July 13-Minerals Technologies Inc. (NYSE: MTX)
announced today that it has signed a commercial agreement
with a prominent papermaker to provide Fulfill(TM) E-325 High
Filler Technology, an innovative process-enhancing solution
that is part of the Fulfill(TM) technology platform, at
a paper mill in Europe.
"Minerals Technologies has now signed agreements with
eight paper mills to adopt the Fulfill(TM) E-325 technology
that we introduced in late 2010, and this agreement marks our
second in Europe," said Joseph C. Muscari, chairman and
chief executive officer. "The commercialization of
Fulfill(TM) E-325 at this paper mill, which does not want to
be identified for competitive reasons, provides further
evidence of the efficacy of this cost-saving
The Fulfill(TM) brand is a portfolio of high-filler
technologies that offers papermakers a variety of efficient,
flexible solutions that decrease dependency on natural fiber
and reduce costs. The Fulfill(TM) E-325 series allows
papermakers to increase filler loading levels of precipitated
calcium carbonate (PCC), which replaces higher cost pulp, and
increases PCC usage. Depending on paper grades, this PCC
volume increase may range from 15 to 30 percent.
"In addition to the eight agreements we have today, we
are actively engaged with more than 25 other paper mill sites
for further Fulfill(TM) deployment," said D.J. Monagle,
senior vice president and managing director, Paper PCC.
PCC is a specialty pigment for filling and coating
high-quality paper. By substituting Minerals
Technologies' PCC for more expensive wood fiber,
customers are able to produce brighter, higher quality paper
at lower cost. In 1986, Minerals Technologies originated the
satellite concept for making and delivering PCC on-site at
paper mills and the concept was a major factor in
revolutionizing papermaking in North America. Today, the
company has 56 satellite plants in operation or under
construction around the world and continues to lead the
industry with consistent quality and technical innovation.
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.
For further information about Minerals Technologies Inc.
look on the internet at http://www.mineralstech.com/