Minerals Technologies Inc. (MTI) is a global leader in the development and production of a diverse range of mineral-based products. CETCO is the construction and environmental technologies business unit of MTI and a leader in transforming clay minerals into sophisticated products for remediation/waste treatment, lining systems, waterproofing, and subsurface drilling. CETCO offers solutions for commercial, industrial, and infrastructure construction challenges worldwide. We provide expertise in transforming minerals and polymers into technologies that improve productivity and performance. From technical problem-solving to on-site supervision, CETCO consults with customers to develop long-term solutions. Our international team of scientists and engineers provide products and services that exceed industry standards, benefit customers worldwide, and offer innovative alternatives to traditional options.
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- Business Type:
- Industry Type:
- Soil and Groundwater
- Market Focus:
- Globally (various continents)
- Year Founded:
- Over 1000
- $100,000,000 US - $1,000,000,000 US
This company also provides solutions for other industrial applications.
Please, visit the following links for more info:
- Model DF 1000 & DF 2000 - Dolomitic Limestone
- Specialty Minerals PFINYL - Model 402 - Surface Treated Ground Limestone
- Specialty Minerals HI-PFLEX - Model 100 - Surface Treated Fine Ground Limestone
- Specialty Minerals - Model DF 3015 - Screened Dolomitic Limestone
- Specialty Minerals - Ground Calcium Carbonate (GCC) and Limestone
CETCO is the construction technologies business unit of Minerals Technologies Incorporated. Our international team of clay mineralogists, chemists and polymer scientists, transforms ordinary minerals into extraordinary technology.
Passion for Innovation
Our multidisciplinary research and development team creates new products and provides the support our customers need. Our growing portfolio demonstrates our commitment to technological innovation across the markets that we serve. Established partnerships with many renowned research institutes and universities support our dedication to staying on top of global infrastructure challenges in our industry.
Worldwide Leaders in Bentonite
Commonly referred to as the 'mineral of a thousand uses', bentonite is at the center of what we do. From innovative lining systems and remediation technologies to cutting edge waterproofing membranes and drilling products, CETCO continues to find new ways to utilize bentonite to help customers worldwide.
Our people, minerals, and manufacturing are strategically located around the globe to serve our customers and their projects, including USA made products. That global reach is what also allows us to be your partner. Our experts are available to assist with your project - every step of the way - from on-site support to customized product solutions.
Minerals Technologies Inc. is a resource- and technology-based company that develops, produces and markets worldwide a broad range of specialty mineral, mineral-based and synthetic mineral products and related systems and services. The Company has four reportable segments: Performance Materials, Specialty Minerals, Refractories and Energy Services.
The Performance Materials segment is a leading supplier of bentonite and bentonite-related products, as well as chromite and leonardite, to industrial and consumer markets globally. Products offered by the Performance Materials segment include specially formulated green sand bond solutions for metalcasting, additives for powdered laundry detergent formulation, and pet litter. This segment operates more than 25 mining or production facilities worldwide. The Performance Materials segment also provides products for non-residential construction, environmental and infrastructure projects worldwide. It serves customers engaged in a broad range of construction projects, including site remediation, concrete waterproofing for underground structures, liquid containment on projects ranging from landfills to flood control, and drilling applications including foundation, slurry wall, tunneling, water well and horizontal drilling.
The Specialty Minerals segment produces and sells the synthetic mineral product precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC), mines mineral ores and processes and sells natural mineral products, primarily limestone and talc. This segment's products are used principally in the paper, building materials, paint and coatings, glass, ceramic, polymer, food, automotive and pharmaceutical industries.
The Refractories segment produces and markets monolithic and shaped refractory materials and specialty products, services and application and measurement equipment, as well as calcium metal and metallurgical wire products. Refractories segment products and services are primarily used in high-temperature applications in the steel, non-ferrous metal and glass industries.
The Energy Services segment offers a comprehensive portfolio of safe, cost-effective, environmentally-friendly products, services and innovative solutions to treat and handle complex fluid challenges. As a globally recognized leader, with decades of experience in the Industrial Wastewater and Oil & Gas sectors, we manage fluid projects worldwide – from exploration to production to decommissioning. Our customized engineered solutions and patented technologies and operational experience makes us the CLEAR choice for our customers’ Well Testing, Produced Water, Fluid Treatment, and Wastewater requirements.
- We place the health and safety of people ahead of all else.
- We cultivate respect for individuals and for the diversity of cultures, beliefs, and perspectives.
- We value honest, open and ongoing communications with our employees, customers, shareholders, suppliers and the communities in which we do business.
- We uphold the spirit and intent of the law and conduct our affairs ethically.
- We foster relationships with our customers based on trust and mutual benefit.
- We strive to enhance value to customers through improved product quality, customer service innovation.
- We deliver profitable growth and higher returns for our shareholders.
- We manage our operations, our capital, and our business opportunities in a sustainable manner.
- We serve as good stewards of natural resources, and we employ sound environmental practices to protect the communities in which we operate.
- We constantly seek new, innovative technologies and efficient business processes to remain a market leader.
- We drive for success by focusing on continuous improvement in all facets of the business – processes, systems, products, services, and people.
The lining technologies business unit of CETCO has been a leading manufacturer of geosynthetic clay liners for 30 years.
We offer a full range of engineered environmental liner systems including geosynthetic clay liners, pond liners, drainage geocomposites, geotextiles and bentonite soil sealants.
In addition to offering high quality products, CETCO provides unparalleled engineering support. Our technical staff is expertly trained in specification review and can offer testing or design assistance. Additionally, CETCO maintains a full library of technical resources to assist you on your next project.
Expand beyond traditional lining technologies and find out how CETCO geosynthetic clay liners can help you.
CETCO lining products are often used in the following applications:
- Mining Facilities
- Power Utilities
- Stormwater Basins
- Secondary Containment
- Wastewater Lagoons
- Agricultural Operations
- Engineered Remedial Barriers
Landfill Liners & Caps
GCLs have become the gold standard clay component of composite lining systems used in industrial, hazardous and municipal solid waste landfills. Used alone or in combination with a geomembrane in a composite cover system, GCLs provide significantly lower permeability, improved ease of installation, an increased amount of usable space. In many cases GCLs are more cost-effective than traditional compacted clay liners. GCLs are also not subject to deterioration from differential settlement and freeze-thaw cycles, which can damage traditional compacted clay liners. Important design considerations for GCLs in landfill caps include confining pressure, and potential for ion exchange and desiccation.
Geosynthetics are used in construction of various components of modern mining facilities, including process solution ponds, heap leach pads, stormwater containment, wastewater treatment ponds and closures. Harsh environmental conditions provide a challenge to engineers designing the projects. In addition, increasing environmental and cost pressures are requiring lining systems to achieve greater performance levels than ever. GCLs are rapidly becoming a desired component of mining liner systems because of the benefits they provide in cost effective construction, environmental compliance and process solution leak reduction. In weather-sensitive remote or high-altitude locations, GCLs offer far greater installation efficiencies than compacted clay.
Coal Combustion Residuals Disposal
Coal combustion residuals (CCR) are generated during the power generation process and can include fly ash, bottom ash, boilerslag, and flue gas desulfurization (FGD) residuals. CCRs contain trace concentrations of heavy metals and therefore cannot be dumped or stored where rainwater can leach the metals. Liner systems can be used to contain the coal combustion by-products and protect them from leaching into the environment.
GCLs can be used for decorative ponds, golf course water features, fish ponds, water reservoirs, and wastewater lagoons. Their self seaming installation requires no specialized equipment, and their self-healing characteristics promote long life and high performance.
GCLs can be used around and underneath secondary containment above ground petroleum storage tanks. of above ground storage tanks and are easy to install. Installation details and penetrations are easily handled using simple installation techniques and can be quite cost effective.
Canals, Stormwater Impoundments and Wetlands
Composite laminated GCLs offer puncture and tensile strengths beyond conventional geomembranes. These GCLs offer the low permeability of a geomembrane combined with the high swelling and self healing characteristics of a traditional GCL. With their ease of installation, cost-effectiveness and resilience to physical and climate issues, GCLs are often specified in canals, stormwater impoundments or wetlands to control seepage and conserve valuable water where native soils are too permeable.
Highway and Civil
GCL can be used in highway and civil applications such as at airport de-icing facilities used to remove ice build up on the surfaces of planes. During the application process, glycol-based de-icing fluids can leak into local stormwater runoff, potentially causing pollution. CETCO GCLs were found compatible with de-icing fluid (glycol diluted 50/50 with water). GCLs can also be used to line roadway drainage swales for containment and prevent excessive percolation, thereby minimizing potential for groundwater contamination. Another example of using GCL in civil and highway applications is using the liner to contain acid rock and prevent runoff from entering the local water supply.