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Minerals Technologies Launches New Product for Polymer Reinforcement Applications

May 29, 2013 -

NEW YORK, May 29-Minerals Technologies Inc. (NYSE: MTX) announced today that is has launched a new calcium carbonate product for reinforcement of plastic, called VICRON® FRP, in such applications as Sheet Molding Compound (SMC), Bulk Molding Compound (BMC) and thermoset polyesters. The product was developed by Specialty Minerals Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Minerals Technologies that is a leader in mineral additives.
VICRON® FRP has been specifically designed with controlled particle size and surface treatment to reduce resin demand and improve flow of plastic compounds. VICRON® FRP reduces the viscosity of thermoset compounds to improve the productivity and quality by providing a better mold-cavity fill at a faster rate.
Reinforcement with VICRON® FRP provides excellent mechanical properties of the finished thermoset part. Incorporating VICRON® FRP is a cost-effective solution for reinforced plastic applications without sacrificing performance properties.

Minerals Technologies Inc. is a resource- and technology-based growth company that develops, produces and markets worldwide a broad range of specialty mineral, mineral-based and synthetic mineral products and related systems and services. The company recorded sales of $1.01 billion in 2012.
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