Chinese ceramic proppants – not a perfect solution

By John Ollett
Published: Monday, 31 December 2012

Supply and quality problems plague Chinese product flooding US proppant market

The world of proppants is a competitive one, with new energy wells having to choose between raw frac sand, resin-coated frac sand, and ceramic proppants. The competition lies in the fact that ceramic proppants deliver superior conductivity to all else but are far more expensive.

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