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2016-06-08

Minerals Technologies Inc: Minerals Technologies, Sun Paper and Tsinghua University Form One of Six New EcoPartnerships Announced in Beijing During Recent U.S.-

EcoPartnership Aimed at Reducing Pollution Through Minerals Technologies'
NewYield(TM) Integrated Process Technology

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NEW YORK, June 8, 2016--Minerals Technologies Inc. (NYSE: MTX) announced today
that it has formed a partnership with the Sun Paper Group and Tsinghua
University's School of Environment to pilot innovation with its NewYield(TM)
process technology aimed at reducing soil and ground water pollution by
converting a waste stream from the papermaking process into a useable filler
pigment for paper. The announcement was made on June 6 in Beijing during the
China-U.S. Climate Leaders Summit held in conjunction with the eighth annual
U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. The partnership signing,
sponsored by the U.S. State Department and China's National Development and
Reform Commission (NDRC), was witnessed by John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of
State, and Yang Jiechi, China State Councilor.

"We are very pleased to partner with two of China's leading institutions--Sun
Paper and Tsinghua University--to help reduce the impact on the environment
through our NewYield(TM) process technology that eliminates the cost of
disposal and remediation of certain papermaking waste streams," said Joseph
C. Muscari, chairman and chief executive officer. "With the leadership of Sun
Paper, with which we have an operating NewYield(TM) facility, and Tsinghua
University, as well as the support of China's NDRC, we expect increased
interest in this technology in China."

The U.S.-China EcoPartnership program was established in 2008 to help address
environmental challenges shared by both the U.S. and China. The program was
created to highlight U.S.-China environmental cooperation pilot projects.

Through their new EcoPartnership, Minerals Technologies, Sun Paper and
Tsinghua University will demonstrate the capability to repurpose essentially
100 percent of the lime mud waste stream generated in the papermaking
process, providing a roadmap for the Chinese pulp and paper industry to
reduce the adverse impact on soil and groundwater. The partnership will work
to pilot the new technology, innovate ways to localize the technology to
China, evaluate the results of the technology deployment, recommend policy
and regulatory action, and assess the steps necessary to drive change
throughout the Chinese pulp and paper industry.

In addition to NewYield(TM), Minerals Technologies also exhibited three
additional families of technologies aimed at reducing environmental impact at
the two-day Climate Leaders Summit. These included solutions for containment
and remediation of pollutants, eco-friendly buildings, and enhancement of
crop yields. The company provides a variety of technologies such as
geosynthetic clay linings, groundwater treatment, solidification and
stabilization, and sediment remediation for commercial, industrial and
infrastructure construction. The company's technologies for eco-friendly
buildings include green roof systems, geothermal drilling solutions and
advanced waterproofing. Minerals Technologies also exhibited its Enersol(TM)
crop enhancement product line, which improves plant health, soil
bioavailability and crop yield.

New York-based 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. MTI serves the paper, foundry, steel, construction,
environmental, energy, polymer and consumer products industries. The company
reported sales of $1.798 billion in 2015.

For further information about Minerals Technologies Inc. look on the internet
athttp://www.mineralstech.com/

Contact:

Rick B. Honey

(212) 878-1831

Paul J. Donnelly
(212) 878-1840

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The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: Minerals Technologies Inc via Globenewswire

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