Minerals Technologies Inc : Minerals Technologies Completes First Phase of Expansion of its Ultrafine Specialty PCC

  Minerals Technologies Inc : Minerals Technologies Completes First Phase of
  Expansion of its Ultrafine Specialty PCC Manufacturing Operation in Adams,

NEW YORK, July 22-Minerals Technologies Inc. (NYSE: MTX) announced today that
it has completed Phase I of the 10,000-ton expansion of its production line
for ultrafine Specialty precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) at the company's
Adams, Massachusetts, facility, and that Phase II of the expansion will be
completed by the first quarter of 2014. Specialty PCCs are used in non-paper
end products like food, pharmaceuticals, sealants and adhesives.

"We are expanding our manufacturing facility at Adams to respond to the
growing needs of our customers," said Robert S. Wetherbee, chief executive
officer. "When the second phase is completed we will have increased ultrafine
U. S. Specialty PCC production at Adams by 35 percent."

Minerals Technologies' ultrafine PCCs range in particle size from 60
nanometers (0.06 microns) to 150 nanometers (0.15 microns) in median particle
size. Minerals Technologies has been producing nano-PCCs for more than 25
years. The company's tightly controlled precipitation process produces
ultrafine PCCs that are uniform in shape, size and particle size distribution.
The company markets its ultrafine PCCs in the United States under the names
Thixo-Carb® PCC and Ultra-Pflex® PCC. The company also manufactures ultrafine
PCCs at its operation in Lifford, United Kingdom, under the brand names of
Calofort^® PCC and Multifex-MM^® PCC.

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/

Rick B. Honey
(212) 878-1831


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