Minerals Technologies Inc., a resource- and technology-based company, develops, produces, and markets a range of specialty mineral, mineral-based and synthetic mineral products, and supporting systems and services worldwide. Segments The company operates through two segments, Specialty Minerals and Refractories. Specialty Minerals This segment produces and sells the synthetic mineral product precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) and processed mineral product quicklime (lime), and mines mineral ores then processes and sells natural mineral products, primarily limestone and talc. This segment's products are used principally in the paper, building materials, paint and coatings, glass, ceramic, polymer, food, automotive and pharmaceutical industries. PCC Products – Paper In the paper industry, the company's PCC is used as a filler in the production of coated and uncoated wood-free printing and writing papers, such as office papers; as a filler in the production of coated and uncoated groundwood (wood-containing) paper, such as magazine and catalog papers; and as a coating pigment for both wood-free and groundwood papers. The company manufactures various customized PCC product forms using proprietary processes. It also sells a range of PCC products to paper manufacturers from production sites. These merchant facilities are located at Adams, Massachusetts and Lifford, United Kingdom. PCC Markets - Paper Uncoated Wood-Free Printing and Writing Papers – North America: The company owns and operates 16 commercial satellite PCC plants located at paper mills that produce uncoated wood-free printing and writing papers in North America. Uncoated Wood-Free Printing and Writing Papers – Outside North America: The company owns and operates 23 commercial satellite PCC plants located at paper mills that produce uncoated wood-free printing and writing papers outside of North America. Uncoated Groundwood Paper: The company has developed proprietary application technology for the manufacture of groundwood paper in an acidic environment using PCC. The company supplies PCC at 10 groundwood paper mills around the world and licenses its technology to a ground calcium carbonate producer to help accelerate the conversion from acid to alkaline papermaking. Coated Paper: The company’s Opacarb product line is designed to create value to the papermaker and can be used alone or in combination with other coating pigments. Specialty PCC Products and Markets The company produces and sells a range of dry PCC products on a merchant basis for non-paper applications. It sells surface-treated and untreated grades of PCC to the polymer industry for use in automotive and construction applications, and to the adhesives and printing inks industries. The company's PCC is also used by the food and pharmaceutical industries as a source of calcium in tablets and food applications, as a buffering agent in tablets, and as a mild abrasive in toothpaste. The company produces PCC for specialty applications from production sites at Adams, Massachusetts and Lifford, England. Processed Minerals - Products and Markets The company mines and processes natural mineral products, primarily limestone and talc. It also manufactures lime, a limestone-based product. The company mines and processes GCC products at its reserves in the eastern and western parts of the United States. GCC is used and sold in the construction, automotive and consumer markets. Lime produced at the company's Adams, Massachusetts, and Lifford, United Kingdom, facilities is used primarily as a raw material for the manufacture of PCC at these sites and is sold commercially to various chemical and other industries. The company mines, beneficiates and processes talc at its Barretts site, located near Dillon, Montana. Talc is sold worldwide in ground form for ceramic applications and in North America for paint and coatings and polymer applications. The company's natural mineral products are supported by its limestone reserves located in the western and eastern parts of the United States, and talc reserves located in Montana. The company’s limestone, dolomitic lim
minerals technologies inc
(MTX:New York Consolidated)
622 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
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