Minerals Technologies Inc : Minerals Technologies Inc. Signs Commercial Agreement with Major North American Papermaker to Deploy

   Minerals Technologies Inc : Minerals Technologies Inc. Signs Commercial
  Agreement with Major North American Papermaker to Deploy FulFill(TM) E-325
                                  Technology

  Unique High-Filler Technology Provides Significant Cost Savings in Reduced
               Fiber Consumption by Increasing PCC Filler Usage
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NEW YORK, February 4-Minerals Technologies Inc., (NYSE: MTX) announced today
that it has signed a commercial agreement with a major North American paper
company to provide Fulfill(TM) E-325, a new, high-filler technology, at a
paper mill in the United States. This is the company's second commercial
agreement with a North American papermaker.

Minerals Technologies now has 11 agreements with paper mills that have adopted
the Fulfill(TM) E-325 technology that the company introduced in late 2010.
These agreements confirm the commercial progress of the Fulfill(TM) 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(TM) E-325 series allows papermakers to increase
loading levels of precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC), which replaces higher
cost pulp, and increases PCC usage without compromising product quality or
performance.

"We are very pleased that this fine papermaker, which has chosen to remain
unnamed for competitive reasons, has adopted our new FulFill(TM) technology at
one of its major papermaking facilities," said Joseph C. Muscari, chairman and
chief executive officer of Minerals Technologies. "The 11 commercial
agreements we have with papermakers around the world reaffirms our commitment
to advance our technology leadership throughout our global satellite
network."

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 57
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 $1.01 billion in 2012.

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

                                      

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                                Rick B. Honey
                                (212) 878-1831

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