Minerals Technologies Inc : Minerals Technologies Launches New Product for Polymer Reinforcement Applications

  Minerals Technologies Inc : Minerals Technologies Launches New Product for
                      Polymer Reinforcement Applications

NEW YORK, May 29-Minerals Technologies Inc. (NYSE: MTX) announced today that
is has launched a new calcium carbonate product for reinforcement of plastic,
called VICRON® FRP, in such applications as Sheet Molding Compound (SMC), Bulk
Molding Compound (BMC) and thermoset polyesters. The product was developed by
Specialty Minerals Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Minerals Technologies
that is a leader in mineral additives.

VICRON® FRP has been specifically designed with controlled particle size and
surface treatment to reduce resin demand and improve flow of plastic
compounds. VICRON® FRP reduces the viscosity of thermoset compounds to improve
the productivity and quality by providing a better mold-cavity fill at a
faster rate.

Reinforcement with VICRON® FRP provides excellent mechanical properties of the
finished thermoset part. Incorporating VICRON® FRP is a cost-effective
solution for reinforced plastic applications without sacrificing performance
properties.

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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