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CalciTech Files New Recycling Patent


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

CalciTech’s New Process Enables Paper to Be Completely Recycled

Geneva -- CalciTech Ltd. (OTCBB: CLKTF) announces that it has filed a new patent for a technology that enables paper producers to recycle all the minerals used in paper. This brings significant environmental and product benefits by eliminating disposal costs and replacing quarried minerals from distant sources with a recycled mineral that has better brightness, whiteness, opacity and printability than the original.

By enabling the raw material to be renewed in a closed loop, the paper industry can move closer towards the goal of zero waste, zero environmental impact and carbon footprint-free production. This will significantly reinforce their sustainability credentials.

The usage of recycled paper has reached 50 million tonnes in Europe and continues to grow as the demand for sustainable products increases. However it is not generally realised that paper contains up to 40% minerals which remain as a waste sludge after the recovery of the cellulose fibres. The elimination of this sludge is a growing problem following the new EU Waste Directive. Similar problems exist with recycled paper in North America and China.

CalciTech's new process overcomes the problem of impurities that has hitherto hindered the re-use of the minerals. The new process uses CalciTech's original technology for treating waste lime and applies it to solve a growing environmental problem. Trials have been successfully completed with waste from a range of paper mills. The Synthetic Calcium Carbonate produced from this waste is of exceptionally high brightness and low abrasivity. Extensive trials will be carried out with potential customers during 2010.

The directors of the company take responsibility for this announcement.

This press release contains "forward looking statements" including forward looking statements as that term is defined in section 27a of the United States Securities Act of 1933 and section 21e of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934. Statements in this press release, which are not purely historical are forward looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, expectation or intentions concerning the future. Forward looking statements in this press release include, but are not limited to statements which are subject to a number of contingencies and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, market acceptance for CalciTech's products, manufacturing of CalciTech's products in a commercial setting, obtaining adequate financing and construction management for products and obtaining appropriate permits.

It is important to note that the corporation's actual outcomes may differ materially from those in forward looking statements contained in this press release. Although the company believes that the beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this press release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions will prove to be accurate. Readers should refer to the risks disclosures in the company's public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.



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