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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.