Minerals Technologies Inc : Minerals Technologies Signs Commercial Agreement with North American Paper Company to Deploy FulFill

 Minerals Technologies Inc : Minerals Technologies Signs Commercial Agreement
 with North American Paper Company to Deploy FulFill(TM) Technology in Coated

  Third Commercial Agreement for the FulFill(TM) Technology in North America

NEW YORK, February 12-Minerals Technologies Inc., (NYSE: MTX) announced today
that it has signed another commercial agreement with a North American paper
company to provide FulFill(TM) E-325 at a paper mill that produces coated
woodfree paper. This marks Minerals Technologies' third such agreement in
North America for the new, high-filler technology. The paper company wishes to
remain unnamed for competitive reasons.

The company now has 12 agreements with paper mills that have adopted the
unique FulFill (TM) E-325 technology introduced in late 2010, which provides
papermakers significant cost savings in reduced fiber consumption. The
FulFill(TM) brand allows papermakers to increase loading levels of
precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC), which replaces higher cost pulp, and
increases PCC usage.

"We are very pleased that this paper company has adopted our technology--the
first paper mill producing coated paper to do so," said Joseph C. Muscari,
chairman and chief executive officer of Minerals Technologies. "The adoption
of our FulFill(TM) technology continues to gain momentum, verifying the
technology and the revitalization of our new product pipeline and our
commitment to advance our technology leadership with papermakers around the
globe. We now have commercial agreements with papermakers in Asia, Europe,
South Africa and North America."

PCC is a specialty pigment for filling and coating high-quality paper. Coated
paper differs from uncoated paper used primarily in office copy machines. A
coated sheet is used in high quality publications like annual reports and
automobile advertising brochures. It has been coated by a compound like
calcium carbonate to impart certain qualities to the paper, including weight,
surface gloss, smoothness or reduced ink absorbency. 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.


For further information about Minerals Technologies Inc. look on the internet
                       at http://www.mineralstech.com/
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                                (212) 878-1831


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