Minerals Technologies Inc : Minerals Technologies Completes First Phase of Expansion of its Ultrafine Specialty PCC Manufacturing Operation in Adams, Massachusetts 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/ ---------- Contact: Rick B. Honey (212) 878-1831 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Minerals Technologies Inc via Thomson Reuters ONE HUG#1717867
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Minerals Technologies Inc : Minerals Technologies Completes First Phase of Expansion of its Ultrafine Specialty PCC
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