New York, New York, USA 24 August 2012 -- Mineral Technologies announced recently that it has signed a commercial agreement with Mondi S.A., a division of the Mondi Group, to provide Fulfill E-325, a new, high-filler technology, at the paper company's Merebank paper mill in Durban, South Africa. This is the second commercial agreement with an affiliate of the Mondi Group; the first was with their paper mill at Ruzomberok, Slovakia, which was signed in July.
Minerals Technologies now has 10 agreements with paper mills that have adopted the Fulfill(TM) E-325 technology that the company introduced in late 2010. These agreements confirm the commercial progress of the Fulfill(TM) brand, a portfolio of high-filler technologies that offers papermakers a variety of efficient, flexible solutions that decreases dependency on natural fiber and reduces costs. The Fulfill(TM) E-325 series allows papermakers to increase loading levels of precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC), which replaces higher cost pulp, and increases PCC usage without compromising product quality or performance.
"We are very pleased that this fine papermaker has adopted our new FulFill(TM) technology at another of its major papermaking facilities, which will allow them to produce quality paper at lower cost," said Joseph C. Muscari, chairman and chief executive officer of Minerals Technologies. "The 10 commercial agreements we now have with papermakers around the world reaffirms the revitalization of our new product pipeline and of our commitment to advance our technology leadership throughout our global satellite network."