Who We Are: An Overview
Mondo Minerals is the world’s second largest talc producer. We are currently supplying customers in over 70 countries.
In the 1960s, researchers in the Finnish paper industry discovered that adding pure talc to paper as a filler significantly improved its properties. The talc ore found in Finland is a mixture of magnesite and talc, so that a separating process (talc flotation) had to first be developed. The company Suomen Talkki Oy was founded in 1967 to commercialize this invention. In the years that followed, the company grew rapidly, acquired other talc producers and opened up further application areas. This is the origin of our self-understanding of Mondo Minerals as a growing and innovative enterprise, which we still maintain today.
Today, we own talc mines in central Finland (Sotkamo, Vuonos) and operate highly efficient factories in Finland (Sotkamo, Vuonos) and the Netherlands (Amsterdam, Katwijk). We produce the brands Finntalc, Plustalc and Microtalc. These three product lines comprise highly specialized, valuable additives for paper, paints and coatings, plastics, cordierite ceramics, consumables, personal care and pharmaceutical products. Our great strength is our comprehensive know-how. Customers can count on our expertise in all areas – mining, purification, processing, logistics and application.
Our enterprise is managed from our Group Head Office in Amsterdam, with further administrative capacity in Helsinki and Sotkamo (Finland). In 2011 Mondo Minerals became a subsidiary of Advent International, a large global private-equity investor. Our goal is to offer our products worldwide while also enabling shorter transport distances thanks to local production. Our manufacturing process and quality management make this possible: they guarantee consistent, uniform quality, at all times and in all places.