Specialty Minerals Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC) Merchant Plants
A PCC satellite plant and a PCC merchant plant are capable of manufacturing virtually the same precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) products. Satellite PCC plants typically supply a single host paper mill. Merchant plants, however, can service a number of paper mills within a geographical radius and may be located near the limestone or lime source. Since the 1930’s, Specialty Minerals has been producing PCC at our Adams, Massachusetts, facility, which is much larger than a typical satellite counterpart, and is capable of producing a full range of PCC products, both dry and slurry. Specialty Minerals also has PCC merchant facilities in the United Kingdom and Germany.
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All of Specialty Minerals’ modern precipitated calcium carbonate merchant plants are equipped with the latest process automation and equipment technology.