Minerals Technologies Inc. Corp. (NYSE: ACO) Nanocor Subsidiary Names Alliance
Partner for Thermoset Nanocomposites
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Nanocor, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Minerals Technologies Inc. Corp. (NYSE: ACO), and Polymeric Supply, Inc., Ft. Pierce, Fla., have entered into a marketing and distribution alliance for nanocomposite thermoset formulations. Under the alliance Polymeric Supply will provide Nanomers(R) to unsaturated polyester, epoxy and related thermoset formulations in addition to using them in its own products. Nanocor and Polymeric Supply will provide formulation assistance and coordinate joint promotions.
Nanocor President Peter Maul said, "Polymeric is an innovator with considerable firsthand experience in nanocomposite formulation and we are delighted to be a part of this program. This association brings us closer to the thermoset marketplace, and we expect to see new applications emerge from our joint efforts."
Brian Hacht, Polymeric president and chief executive officer added, "Nanocomposite technology represents a completely new approach to enhancing thermoset formulations. With our assistance, Nanocor has developed some unique solutions, especially in the area of sag control. We know the current
products will benefit any number of thermoset resins, but I also think we will find many more ways to apply the technology as we get more experience in the marketplace."
Thermoset nanocomposites represent a new technology solution. In addition to providing traditional sag control, formulations benefit in the areas of improved dimensional/thermal stability, flame retardancy and chemical resistance; and have applications in marine, industrial and construction markets.
Nanomer(R) is a registered trademark of Nanocor, Inc.
Nanocor's parent company, Minerals Technologies Inc. Corp., produces and markets specialty mineral products used for industrial, environmental and consumer-related applications. The company operates in three industry segments, minerals, environmental and transportation. MTI's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "ACO."
The company's web site http://www.mineralstech.com