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Minerals Technologies to deploy new technology at a paper mill in Europe

Photo: Mineral Technologies
Photo: Mineral Technologies
Published by
Simon Matthis - 26 Feb 2015

Minerals Technologies recently announced that it has signed a commercial agreement to provide Fulfill,  E-325, a new, high-filler technology, at a paper mill in Europe.

Minerals Technologies now has 19 agreements with paper mills that have adopted the Fulfill E-325 technology that the company introduced in late 2010. The agreement with this papermaker is the company's fifth in Europe. The paper company wishes to remain unnamed for competitive reasons, according to Mineral Technologies.

According to the company,  the Fulfill® E-325 series allows papermakers to increase loading levels of precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) by three to five points, which replaces higher cost pulp, and increases PCC usage between 20 to 30 percent.

"We are pleased that this papermaker is adopting our technology that will allow them to produce quality paper at lower cost," said D.J. Monagle, senior vice president & managing director, Paper PCC. "The continued acceptance of our FulFill® E-325 of technology in Europe reaffirms the revitalization of our new product pipeline, and of our commitment to advance our technology leadership throughout our satellite network around the world." 

PCC is a specialty pigment for filling and coating high-quality paper. By substituting Minerals Technologies' PCC for more expensive wood fiber, customers are able to produce brighter, higher quality paper at lower cost. In 1986, Minerals Technologies originated the satellite concept for making and delivering PCC on-site at paper mills and the concept was a major factor in revolutionizing papermaking in North America. Today, the company has 60 satellite plants in operation or under construction around the world and continues to lead the industry with consistent quality and technical innovation.