Minerals Technologies Inc. (MTI) has entered into a commercial agreement with a premier North American paper company to provide Fulfill®E-325 higher filler technology. The agreement with this papermaker, which wishes to remain unnamed for competitive reasons, marks MTI's ninth in North America.
"The widespread adoption of our Fulfill® technology is further evidence that MTI's solutions-oriented R&D efforts continue to yield valuable innovations for our customers.Technological innovation is a key driver in the company's growth strategy," said Joseph C. Muscari, chairman and CEO.
The Fulfill® E-325 series allows papermakers to replace higher-cost pulp by increasing PCC loading levels three to five percentage points, from a typical level of approximately 20% up to 25%.
PCC is a specialty pigment for filling and coating high-quality paper. By substituting PCC for more expensive wood fiber, papermakers are able to produce brighter, higher quality paper at lower cost.