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MINERALS TECHNOLOGIES INC. TO BUILD PRECIPITATED CALCIUM CARBONATE FACILITY AT KINGSPORT, TENN., TO SUPPLY MEAD CORPORATION

 NEW YORK, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Minerals Technologies Inc. (MTI) (NYSE: MTX) said today it will build a satellite precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) plant adjacent to the Mead papermill at Kingsport, Tenn. The on-site facility, which will be owned and operated by Specialty Minerals Inc. (SMI), a wholly owned subsidiary of MTI, is scheduled for start-up during the second quarter of 1993, and will supply PCC as a filling and coating agent for use in premium paper. SMI currently has 30 similar satellite plants operating in the United States, Canada, Mexico and France.
 The satellite facility will incorporate proprietary technology developed at SMI's Bethlehem, Pa., research center and its PCC plant in Adams, Mass.
 MTI, a resource and technology-based company, develops, produces and markets on a worldwide basis a broad range of specialty mineral, mineral-based and synthetic mineral products. The company's products are used in manufacturing processes of the paper and steel industries, as well as by the building materials, polymers, ceramics, paints and coatings, glass and other industries. The company had sales of approximately $359.3 million in 1991.
 The Mead Corporation manufactures uncoated business papers, greeting card stock, and CIS label paper at the Kingsport plant.
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 /CONTACT: A.A. Biesada, 212-573-2055, or Rick Honey, 212-573-2051, both for Minerals Technologies, Inc./


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