PCC is a specialty pigment for filling and coating high-quality paper. By substituting PCC for more expensive wood fiber, customers like JK Paper are able to produce brighter, higher quality paper at lower cost. Minerals Technologies originated the satellite concept for making and delivering PCC on-site at paper mills and the concept was a major factor in revolutionizing North American papermaking from an acid to an alkaline-based technology. Minerals Technologies constructed its first PCC satellite plant in 1986. Today, the company has 57 PCC manufacturing facilities in operation or under construction around the world and continues to lead the industry with consistent quality and technical innovation.Minerals Technologies Inc. is a global 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. Total sales for the company were nearly $1 billion for 2009. For further information about Minerals Technologies Inc. look on the internet at http://www.mineralstech.com/ About JK Paper Limited According to CRISIL Research Paper Annual Review, November 2010, JK Paper Limited is India’s largest producer of branded papers in terms of production and a leading player in the ‘fine papers’ and ‘virgin packaging board’ segments in terms of market share in India. It operates two integrated pulp and paper mills in India, JK Paper Mills in Rayagada, Odisha, in eastern India and Central Pulp Mills in Songadh, Gujarat, in western India with a combined manufacturing capacity of 240,000 tons per year. Both the manufacturing units of the Company are ISO 9001-2000 compliant. JK Paper produces virgin boards in the brand names of “JK TuffCote,” “JK Ultima” and “JK PureFil.” JK Paper has consistently focused on increasing its product range, particularly in the high value added segment like branded copier paper, for instance, ‘ JK Copier Plus,’ premium watermark bond, ‘ JK Excel Bond,’ premium digital coated paper, ‘Cedar,’ and virgin packaging board, ‘ JK TuffCote’ and ‘ JK Ultima.’. JK Paper has been conscious in addressing environmental and safety concerns and has regularly introduced cleaner and environment-friendly technologies in its manufacturing units. Both the manufacturing units of JK Paper are ISO 14001 certified for their eco-friendly operations and OHSAS-18001 Certified for Health, Safety and Security.
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