Increased Capacity From Batesville, AR and Brady, TX Proppant Plants

The increased demand for curable resin coated proppants, along with the introduction of Black Pro™ 40/70 mesh proppants has spurred the development of a new plant and expansion of an existing plant.

As the map shows, Momentive operates a total of fourteen transload facilities, six proppant production plants, and twelve resin plants strategically located near the major shale plays in North America.

Our plant in Brady, Texas is adding a new production line to its existing resin coating line. This manufacturing facility and its transload serve the surrounding areas such as the rapidly expanding Eagle Ford Shale in southern Texas and the Permian Basin.

The new Batesville, Arkansas plant will manufacture the latest addition to our product line, Black Pro, which offers next-generation resin bonding technology. The Black Pro proppant being produced at the plant offer improved proppant pack integrity, even under the harshest cyclic stress conditions common in today's shale wells. This proppant also provides enhanced proppant embedment resistance under cyclic stress, maintaining higher pack permeability and fracture width compared to traditional curable resin coated proppants. The quicker bond strength development allows for faster post-treatment flowback at higher drawdowns than other resin coated proppants.

Our goal is to add the capacity required to satisfy our customers’ demand for resin coated proppants for the growing horizontal fracturing market. The addition of this new facility and production line to our current manufacturing grid will enable us to ensure an ongoing and secure supply of specialty proppants for the industry.