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CalciTech Patents Process to Recycle Paper Minerals
Geneva, Switzerland, 22 December 2009 -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- CalciTech Ltd. (OTCBB:CLKTF - News) has filed a new patent for a technology that enables paper producers to recycle all the minerals used in paper. This brings significant environmental and product benefits by eliminating disposal costs and replacing quarried minerals from distant sources with a recycled mineral that has better brightness, whiteness, opacity, and printability than the original. By enabling the raw material to be renewed in a closed loop, the paper industry can move closer towards the goal of zero waste, zero environmental impact, and carbon footprint-free production. This will significantly reinforce their sustainability credentials. 

The use of recycled paper has reached 50 million metric tons in Europe and continues to grow as the demand for sustainable products increases. However it is not generally realized that paper contains up to 40% minerals, which remain as a waste sludge after the recovery of the cellulose fibers. The elimination of this sludge is a growing problem following the new European Union Waste Directive. Similar problems exist with recycled paper in North America and China.

CalciTech's new process overcomes the problem of impurities that has hitherto hindered the reuse of the minerals. The new process uses CalciTech's original technology for treating waste lime and applies it to solve a growing environmental problem. Trials have been successfully completed with waste from a range of paper mills. The Synthetic Calcium Carbonate produced from this waste is of exceptionally high brightness and low abrasivityExtensive trials will be carried out with potential customers during 2010.


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