Specialty Minerals Inc.
Precipitated calcium carbonates (PCCs) make your paper white,
your vinyl windows and siding tough, and your bones strong. Talcs protect your
car bumpers from damage, your house paints from weathering, and your baby’s
tender skin from chafing. Ground calcium carbonates (GCCs) make stuccos bright,
roof shingles durable, and chewing gums chewy. PCCs and GCCs come from the mines
and processing plants of Specialty Minerals Inc. (SMI).
In these webpages, you’ll find information on SMI minerals
including talc, limestone and PCC. You’ll learn what they are, where and how
they are used, and their contributions to the performance of our customers’
products. Included are guidelines to help you choose the right SMI product for a
particular application. You can also read about our parent, Minerals