Satellite PCC plant for Brazil

Pigment & Resin Technology

ISSN: 0369-9420

Article publication date: 1 August 2000

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(2000), "Satellite PCC plant for Brazil", Pigment & Resin Technology, Vol. 29 No. 4. https://doi.org/10.1108/prt.2000.12929dab.004

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2000, MCB UP Limited


Satellite PCC plant for Brazil

Keywords Minerals Technologies

Minerals Technologies Inc., recently announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Speciality Minerals do Brasil-Comercio e Industria Ltd has signed an agreement to build a precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) satellite plant at a paper mill owned by Bahia Sul Celulose S.A.

The satellite plant, which will be in Mucuri on the eastern coast of the central part of Brazil, will supply PCC as a filler material for printing and writing papers. The satellite PCC plant, which began operation in the third quarter of 2000, is expected to be the equivalent of two satellite units. A satellite unit produces between 25,000 and 35,000 tons of PCC a year.