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Minerals Technologies Inc. has just announced that it has signed an agreement with PT Pindo Deli Pulp and Paper Mills, part of the Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP), to build an 80,000 metric ton per year satellite precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) plant at its paper mill in Pindo Deli, Indonesia, located just east of the city of Jakarta. The facility will be operated by Pindo Deli Specialty Minerals (PDSM), a newly created joint venture in Indonesia.

2014 07 30 103250 min tech logo“We are very pleased to expand our relationship with this long-term partner and world-class paper manufacturer,” said Douglas T. Dietrich, Chief Executive Officer. “This agreement follows the signing of a new 125,000 ton per year PCC plant and 40,000 ton expansion with APP in Indonesia earlier this year.”

This facility is scheduled to begin operation in the fourth quarter of 2018.  D.J. Monagle III, Group President, Specialty Minerals and Refractories, commented further, “Asia Pulp & Paper is an innovative paper company, and we are pleased that they have confirmed the value of our PCC technology in their fine paper grades. Our PCC will be used as a paper filler to improve brightness, opacity and bulk, and to reduce the cost to the papermaker of higher-cost fiber.”

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 nearly 60 satellite plants in operation or under construction around the world and continues to lead the industry with consistent quality and technical innovation.

About Minerals Technologies Inc.
New York-based Minerals Technologies Inc. (MTI) 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. MTI serves the paper, foundry, steel, construction, environmental, energy, polymer and consumer products industries. The company reported sales of $1.638 billion in 2016. For further information, please visit our website at www.mineralstech.com

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Minerals Technologies Signs Agreement With PT Indah Kiat Pulp & Paper, a Subsidiary of Asia Pulp & Paper Group, to Construct a 125,000 Metric-Ton Per Year Satellite PCC Plant in Indonesia, and to Expand an Existing Satellite to 140,000 Metric Tons

Minerals Technologies Inc. (NYSE:MTX) has just announced that it has signed an agreement with PT Indah Kiat Pulp & Paper (IKPP), a subsidiary of Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) to build a 125,000 metric-ton per year satellite precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) plant at its paper mill in Perawang, Indonesia. As part of the agreement, Minerals Technologies will also expand its present satellite PCC facility at the Perawang mill by 40,000 metric tons to 140,000 metric tons. The facility will be operated by PT Sinar Mas Specialty Minerals, an existing joint venture with APP in Indonesia.

2014 07 30 103250 min tech logo“We are extremely pleased to expand our relationship with this long-term partner and world-class paper manufacturer through this agreement to build a new satellite and provide additional capacity at the satellite we have had at Perawang since 1997,” said Douglas T. Dietrich, chief executive officer. “This customer is integral to our Asia growth strategy for PCC.” 

These facilities are scheduled to begin operation in the second quarter of 2018.  Rand Mendez, senior vice president and managing director of Paper PCC, commented further: “APP is an innovative paper company, and we are pleased that they have confirmed the value of our PCC technology in their fine paper grades. Our PCC will be used as a paper filler to improve brightness, opacity and bulk, and to reduce the cost to the papermaker of higher-cost fiber.”

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 more than 60 satellite plants in operation or under construction around the world and continues to lead the industry with consistent quality and technical innovation.

New York-based 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. MTI serves the paper, foundry, steel, construction, environmental, energy, polymer and consumer products industries. The company reported sales of $1.638 billion in 2016.

For further information about Minerals Technologies Inc. look on the internet at http://www.mineralstech.com/

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Agreement is 27th for Unique High-Filler Technology to Provide Significant Cost Savings in Reduced Fiber Consumption by Increasing PCC Filler Usage 20%

2014 07 30 103250 min tech logoMinerals Technologies Inc., has just announced that it has entered into a commercial agreement with a premier North American paper company to provide Fulfill® E-325 higher filler technology. Minerals Technologies (MTI) now has 27 agreements with paper mills worldwide for adoption of the Fulfill® technology, which allows papermakers to reduce costs by replacing higher-cost pulp with increased loading levels of precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC). The agreement with this papermaker, which wishes to remain unnamed for competitive reasons, marks MTI's ninth in North America. 

"The widespread adoption of our Fulfill® technology is further evidence that MTI's solutions-oriented R&D efforts continue to yield valuable innovations for our customers.  Technological innovation is a key driver in the company's growth strategy." said Joseph C. Muscari, chairman and chief executive officer.

The Fulfill® E-325 series allows papermakers to replace higher-cost pulp by increasing PCC loading levels three to five percentage points, from a typical level of approximately 20 percent up to 25 percent.

"In addition to the 27 commercial agreements we now have, MTI is also actively engaged with 17 additional paper mills that are interested in FulFill®." said W. Rand Mendez, senior vice president & managing director, Paper PCC.

PCC is a specialty pigment for filling and coating high-quality paper. By substituting PCC for more expensive wood fiber, papermakers are able to produce brighter, higher quality paper at lower cost. 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 North American papermaking from an acid to an alkaline-based technology. Minerals Technologies constructed its first PCC satellite plant in 1986. Today, the company has 64 satellite plants in operation or under construction around the world and continues to lead the industry with consistent quality and technical innovation.

New York-based 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. MTI serves the paper, foundry, steel, construction, environmental, energy, polymer and consumer products industries. The company reported sales of $1.798 billion in 2015.

For further information about Minerals Technologies Inc. look on the internet at http://www.mineralstech.com/

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26th Agreement for FulFill® Technology that Reduces Papermaking Costs by Replacing Fiber with Precipitated Calcium Carbonate

2014 07 30 103250 min tech logoMinerals Technologies Inc., (NYSE: MTX) has just announced that it has entered into a commercial agreement with a leading South American paper company to provide Fulfill® E-325 higher filler technology. This is the company's 26th commercial agreement for the technology that allows papermakers to produce quality paper at lower cost by replacing higher-cost fiber with precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC). The papermaker wishes to remain unnamed for competitive reasons.

"We are extremely pleased that this prominent South American papermaker is adopting our cost-saving technology," said Joseph C. Muscari, chairman and chief executive officer. "The continued acceptance of our FulFill® product portfolio by paper companies worldwide further validates the value-added technology developed by MTI."

Minerals Technologies now has 10 agreements with paper companies in Asia; eight in North America; six in Europe; and two in South America. The Fulfill® E-325 series allows papermakers to replace higher-cost pulp by increasing PCC loading levels three to five percentage points, from a typical level of approximately 20 percent up to 25 percent.

"In addition to the 26 commercial agreements we now have, MTI is actively engaged with 18 additional paper mills that are interested in FulFill®." said W. Rand Mendez, senior vice president & managing director, Paper PCC. "We are also working with numerous other paper producers to advance our NewYield® technology that saves costs and reduces environmental impact."

PCC is a specialty pigment for filling and coating high-quality paper. By substituting PCC for more expensive wood fiber, papermakers are able to produce brighter, higher quality paper at lower cost. 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 North American papermaking from an acid to an alkaline-based technology. Minerals Technologies constructed its first PCC satellite plant in 1986. Today, the company has 64 satellite plants in operation or under construction around the world and continues to lead the industry with consistent quality and technical innovation.

New York-based 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. MTI serves the paper, foundry, steel, construction, environmental, energy, polymer and consumer products industries. The company reported sales of $1.798 billion in 2015.

For further information about Minerals Technologies Inc. look on the internet at http://www.mineralstech.com/

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Minerals Technologies, Sun Paper and Tsinghua University Form One of Six New EcoPartnerships Announced in Beijing During Recent U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue

EcoPartnership Aimed at Reducing Pollution Through Minerals Technologies' NewYield(TM) Integrated Process Technology

2014 07 30 103250 min tech logoMinerals Technologies Inc. (NYSE: MTX) have just announced that it has formed a partnership with the Sun Paper Group and Tsinghua University's School of Environment to pilot innovation with its NewYield(TM) process technology aimed at reducing soil and ground water pollution by converting a waste stream from the papermaking process into a useable filler pigment for paper. The announcement was made on June 6 in Beijing during the China-U.S. Climate Leaders Summit held in conjunction with the eighth annual U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. The partnership signing, sponsored by the U.S. State Department and China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), was witnessed by John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State, and Yang Jiechi, China State Councilor.

"We are very pleased to partner with two of China's leading institutions--Sun Paper and Tsinghua University--to help reduce the impact on the environment through our NewYield(TM) process technology that eliminates the cost of disposal and remediation of certain papermaking waste streams," said Joseph C. Muscari, chairman and chief executive officer. "With the leadership of Sun Paper, with which we have an operating NewYield(TM) facility, and Tsinghua University, as well as the support of China's NDRC, we expect increased interest in this technology in China."

The U.S.-China EcoPartnership program was established in 2008 to help address environmental challenges shared by both the U.S. and China. The program was created to highlight U.S.-China environmental cooperation pilot projects.

Through their new EcoPartnership, Minerals Technologies, Sun Paper and Tsinghua University will demonstrate the capability to repurpose essentially 100 percent of the lime mud waste stream generated in the papermaking process, providing a roadmap for the Chinese pulp and paper industry to reduce the adverse impact on soil and groundwater. The partnership will work to pilot the new technology, innovate ways to localize the technology to China, evaluate the results of the technology deployment, recommend policy and regulatory action, and assess the steps necessary to drive change throughout the Chinese pulp and paper industry.

In addition to NewYield(TM), Minerals Technologies also exhibited three additional families of technologies aimed at reducing environmental impact at the two-day Climate Leaders Summit. These included solutions for containment and remediation of pollutants, eco-friendly buildings, and enhancement of crop yields. The company provides a variety of technologies such as geosynthetic clay linings, groundwater treatment, solidification and stabilization, and sediment remediation for commercial, industrial and infrastructure construction. The company's technologies for eco-friendly buildings include green roof systems, geothermal drilling solutions and advanced waterproofing. Minerals Technologies also exhibited its Enersol(TM) crop enhancement product line, which improves plant health, soil bioavailability and crop yield.

New York-based 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. MTI serves the paper, foundry, steel, construction, environmental, energy, polymer and consumer products industries. The company reported sales of $1.798 billion in 2015.

For further information about Minerals Technologies Inc. look on the internet at http://www.mineralstech.com/

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Agreement with Prestigious Paper Company in China Will Lower Papermaking Costs by Reducing Fiber Consumption

Minerals Technologies Inc., (NYSE: MTX) have just announced that it has entered into a commercial agreement with another leading paper company in China to provide Fulfill® E-325 higher filler technology, which allows papermakers to produce quality paper at lower cost by replacing higher-cost fiber with precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC).

2014 07 30 103250 min tech logo"Our FulFill® portfolio of high-filler products continues to gain acceptance by papermakers around the world, and we are extremely pleased that this prominent papermaker in China, who wishes to remain unnamed for competitive reasons, is adopting the cost-saving technology," said Joseph C. Muscari, chairman and chief executive officer.

Minerals Technologies now has 25 agreements with paper mills that have adopted the FulFill® technology introduced in late 2010. The company now has 10 agreements with paper companies in Asia; eight in North America; six in Europe; and one in South America. The Fulfill® E-325 series allows papermakers to increase PCC loading levels by three to five points, replacing higher cost pulp and increasing PCC usage between 20 and 30 percent.

"The commercial validation of our Fulfill® high-filler portfolio of products by major papermakers worldwide confirms the continued acceptance of the Fulfill® technology," said W. Rand Mendez, senior vice president & managing director, Paper PCC. "In addition to the 25 commercial agreements we now have, MTI is also actively engaged with 19 additional paper mills that are interested in FulFill®."

PCC is a specialty pigment for filling and coating high-quality paper. By substituting PCC for more expensive wood fiber, papermakers are able to produce brighter, higher quality paper at lower cost. 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 North American papermaking from an acid to an alkaline-based technology. Minerals Technologies constructed its first PCC satellite plant in 1986. Today, the company has 62 satellite plants in operation or under construction around the world and continues to lead the industry with consistent quality and technical innovation.

New York-based 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. MTI serves the paper, foundry, steel, construction, environmental, energy, polymer and consumer products industries. The company reported sales of $1.798 billion in 2015.

For further information about Minerals Technologies Inc. look on the internet at http://www.mineralstech.com/

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2014 07 30 103250 min tech logoMinerals Technologies Inc., has announced that it has entered into a commercial agreement with another leading Asian papermaker to provide FulFill® E-325 higher filler technology.

"We are very pleased that this prestigious Asian papermaker, who wishes to remain unnamed for competitive reasons, is adopting our FulFill® E-325 technology," said Joseph C. Muscari, chairman and chief executive officer. "Our technology will allow this paper company to produce quality paper at lower cost by replacing higher-cost fiber with PCC."

Minerals Technologies now has 23 agreements with paper mills that have adopted the FulFill® technology that the company introduced in late 2010. The company has nine agreements with paper companies in Asia; eight in North America; five in Europe; and one in South America.

"These agreements confirm the commercial progress of the FulFill® brand," said W. Rand Mendez, senior vice president & managing director, Paper PCC. "MTI is also actively engaged with more than 10 other paper mills around the world that are interested in this technology."

PCC is a specialty pigment for filling and coating high-quality paper. By substituting PCC for more expensive wood fiber, papermakers are able to produce brighter, higher quality paper at lower cost. 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 North American papermaking from an acid to an alkaline-based technology. Minerals Technologies constructed its first PCC satellite plant in 1986. Today, the company has 64 satellite plants in operation or under construction around the world and continues to lead the industry with consistent quality and technical innovation.

New York-based 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. MTI serves the paper, foundry, steel, environmental, energy, polymer and consumer products industries. The company reported sales of $1.725 billion in 2014.

For further information about Minerals Technologies Inc. look on the internet at http://www.mineralstech.com/

Contact:
Rick B. Honey
(212) 878-1831

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Second Agreement with Global Papermaker at this North American Paper Mill
Unique High-Filler Technology Will Provide Significant Cost Savings in Reduced Fiber Consumption by Increasing PCC Filler Usage 20%

2014 07 30 103250 min tech logoMinerals Technologies Inc. (NYSE: MTX) has announced that it has signed another commercial agreement with a prestigious global paper producer to provide Fulfill® E-325, a high-filler technology, at the paper company's mill in North America. This is the second agreement for the deployment of the FulFill® technology at this paper mill.

Minerals Technologies now has 22 agreements with paper mills for adoption of the Fulfill® high-filler technology portfolio that the company introduced in late 2010. The agreement with this papermaker, which wishes to remain unnamed for competitive reasons, marks MTI's eighth in North America. 

These agreements confirm the commercial progress of the Fulfill® brand, a portfolio of high-filler technologies that offers papermakers a variety of efficient, flexible solutions that decreases dependency on natural fiber and reduces costs. The Fulfill® portfolio  allows papermakers to increase loading levels of precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC), which replaces higher cost pulp, and increases PCC usage up to 30 percent and higher.

"The second adoption of this technology by this global papermaker at this facility illustrates its continued acceptance and reaffirms our commitment to advance our technology leadership throughout our satellite network around the world," said Joseph C. Muscari, chairman and chief executive officer. 

"Adopting the FulFill® E-325 technology will allow this prestigious paper to produce quality paper at lower cost by replacing higher-cost fiber with PCC from our satellite plant at this paper mill," said W. Rand Mendez, senior vice president & 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 64 satellite plants in operation or under construction around the world and continues to lead the industry with consistent quality and technical innovation.

New York-based 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. MTI serves the paper, foundry, steel, environmental, energy, polymer and consumer products industries. The company reported sales of $1.725 billion in 2014.

For further information about Minerals Technologies Inc. look on the internet at http://www.mineralstech.com/

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NewYield(TM) Technology Converts a Papermaking Waste Stream into a Useable Filler Pigment, Eliminating the Need to Landfill the Waste Product

2014 07 30 103250 min tech logoMinerals Technologies Inc. (NYSE: MTX) has successfully begun operation of a new satellite plant to produce the breakthrough NewYield(TM) Integrated Process Technology for the Sun Paper Group's pulp and paper operations in Shandong Province, China.

"We are extremely pleased to have our new satellite plant at Sun Paper up and running and producing a useable papermaking filler that provides Sun with both cost savings and reduced environmental impact, while at the same time providing them with a filler pigment for their paper," said Joseph C. Muscari, chairman and chief executive officer. "The successful commissioning of this plant now sets the stage for MTI to roll out this new technology to other papermakers."

NewYield(TM) is an innovative technology that converts a paper and pulp mill waste stream into a functional pigment for filling paper. NewYield(TM) technology eliminates the cost of environmental disposal and remediation of certain waste streams to papermakers. The facility will produce 60,000 tons of filler pigment from Sun's waste stream.

By utilizing Minerals Technologies' NewYield(TM) Integrated Process Technology, papermakers can eliminate the costs associated with landfill disposal or energy, and in return will receive a functional paper-filling pigment. MTI and the papermaker will both benefit, as will the environment.

New York-based 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. MTI serves the paper, foundry, steel, environmental, energy, polymer and consumer products industries. The company reported sales of $1.725 billion in 2014.

For further information about Minerals Technologies Inc. look on the internet at http://www.mineralstech.com/

Contact:
Rick B. Honey
(212) 878-1831

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2014 07 30 103250 min tech logoMinerals Technologies Inc. has announced that its Board of Directors has appointed W. Rand Mendez as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of its Paper PCC business unit. Mr. Mendez joins Minerals Technologies Inc. from E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., where he held a variety of operational and product leadership positions across a number of businesses. He will become an officer of Minerals Technologies and a member of the company's management team.

"We are happy to have Rand Mendez join Minerals Technologies," said Joseph C. Muscari, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "He brings more than 32 years of business and leadership experience, and will be a strong addition to our management team. Rand's main focus will be on continuing the growth of Paper PCC through geographic expansion and new product innovation."

Mr. Mendez will succeed D.J. Monagle, III, who was previously named Chief Operating Officer, Specialty Minerals Inc. and the Minteq Group, in February of 2014, but had also maintained responsibility for the company's Paper PCC business as Senior Vice President and Managing Director.

Mr. Mendez joined DuPont in 1982 and assumed positions of increasing responsibility. In 1996, he was appointed Global Business Manager, DuPont Specialty Chemicals. He was subsequently named Sales and Marketing Director, DuPont Surfaces; Business Director, DuPont Safety Resources; and in 2008, Corporate Marketing Director, DuPont Corporate Marketing & Sales.

Rand Mendez holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master's of Business Administration, both from Duke University.

New York-based 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. MTI serves the paper, foundry, steel, environmental, energy, polymer and consumer products industries. The company reported sales of $1.725 billion in 2014.

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