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Learn about the Minerals Manufactured by Specialty Minerals Inc.

In more than 60 plants around the world, Specialty Minerals Inc. (SMI) manufactures precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC), ground calcium carbonate (GCC) or limestone, talc, dolomite and lime.

These products contribute functionality and high performance to a wide range of industries: paper, plastics, paint and coatings, building products, adhesives and sealants, ink, ceramics, food, nutritional supplements, pharmaceuticals, personal care products, agriculture and landscaping. Click on one of the links below to learn more about these uses.

The following are pages that will give you a general introduction to the minerals that we manufacture. They describe what they are, how they are formed, what unique properties they have, how these properties suit them for the applications they are used in, and finally, some information about the kinds of Specialty Minerals products made from these minerals.

Applications for SMI Minerals
These are pages that will show you where and how these minerals are used:


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