Minerals Technologies Inc : Minerals Technologies Inc. Signs Commercial Agreement with CMPC Celulose Riograndense to Deploy

   Minerals Technologies Inc : Minerals Technologies Inc. Signs Commercial
Agreement with CMPC Celulose Riograndense to Deploy FulFill(TM) Technology at
                            a Paper Mill in Brazil

  Unique High-Filler Technology Provides Significant Cost Savings in Reduced
               Fiber Consumption by Increasing PCC Filler Usage
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  First Commercial Agreement for the FulFill(TM) Technology in South America
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NEW YORK, March 13-Minerals Technologies Inc., (NYSE: MTX) announced today
that it has signed a commercial agreement with CMPC Celulose Riograndense to
provide Fulfill(TM) E-325 at a paper mill in Guaiba, Brazil. This marks
Minerals Technologies' first such agreement in South America for the new,
high-filler technology.

The company now has 13 agreements with paper mills that have adopted the
Fulfill(TM) E-325 technology introduced in late 2010, which verifies the
technology's commercial progress. The FulFill(TM) brand offers papermakers a
variety of efficient, flexible solutions that 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 premier paper company, with which we have been
supplying PCC at Guaiba since 2007, will adopt our new FulFill(TM) technology.
FulFill(TM) will provide CMPC a competitive advantage and allow them to
continue producing quality paper but at a lower cost," said Joseph C. Muscari,
Executive Chairman of Minerals Technologies. "We now have commercial
agreements with papermakers in Asia, Europe, South Africa and North and South
America, which validates the revitalization of our Research and Development
pipeline and our commitment to advance our technology leadership throughout
our global satellite network."

CMPC Celulose Riograndense is a Brazilian company and one of the largest
regional producers of bleached pulp using short eucalyptus fiber. The
company's industrial unit, located in Guaíba, in the metropolitan region of
Porto Alegre, runs a state-of-the-art cellulose pulp mill, with modern
resources for environmental protection. It has an installed capacity of
450,000 metric tons of marketable pulp per year, aimed at the manufacture of
personal hygiene paper and specialty paper, both highly valued goods. Part of
the pulp production is directed to the on-site paper machine to produce 60,000
annual metric tons of printing and writing paper, chiefly sold in the domestic
market. CMPC Celulose Riograndense is a subsidiary of Chilean-based Empresas
CMPC S.A.

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

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