NEW YORK -- Minerals Technologies Inc. announced that it has entered into two separate long-term agreements.
The first agreement is to deploy ground calcium carbonate (GCC) technology with Asia Symbol, a premier pulp, paper, and packaging company in China. The agreement with Asia Symbol provides high quality GCC supply to the first phase of their new coated paperboard mill in Rugao, Nantong City, Jiangsu Province, China, which is expected to commence operations in 2023. This represents MTI's first GCC satellite offering specifically tailored for packaging customers.
The second agreement is with Seshasayee Paper and Boards Ltd ("SPB") to build a 22,000 metric ton per year satellite precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) plant at SPB's paper mill in Erode, Tamil Nadu, India. The facility is scheduled to begin operating in late 2022.
"These two new contracts demonstrate the progress we continue to make with our strategy to grow geographically and expand our product offering into the packaging market," said Douglas T. Dietrich, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "The agreement with Asia Symbol represents a fundamental step in our ability to drive new growth opportunities in the white paperboard market. In addition, our new satellite with SPB will be our ninth in India, continuing our geographic growth in the region."
D.J. Monagle III, Group President, Specialty Minerals and Refractories, commented further, "We are very pleased to add these two new premier packaging and paper customers to our global portfolio. These agreements demonstrate the value our technology offering provides for fine paper grades and packaging applications. We look forward to long and mutually rewarding partnerships with Asia Symbol and SPB."
About Minerals Technologies Inc.
New York-based Minerals Technologies Inc. (MTI) is a global resource- and technology-based company that develops, produces and markets a broad range of specialty mineral, mineral-based and synthetic mineral products and related systems and services. MTI serves the paper, foundry, steel, construction, environmental, energy, polymer and consumer products industries. The company reported sales of $1.6 billion in 2020. For further information, please visit our website at www.mineralstech.com. (MTI-G)