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 SB Excel 2


SB Excel

Resin Coated Sand with Stress BondTM Technology



SB Excel™ proppants are a curable resin coated sand available in a 20/40 mesh size. Greenish-brown in color, the SB Excel proppant resin is easily recognizeable on location. One of the advantages of Stress Bond™ technology is proppant pack consolidation only occurs under the correct amount of temperature and stress.



Fracture treatments:

  • At closure stress up to 8,000 psi [55 MPa]
  • At bottom-hole static temperatures from 160 - 450°F [71 - 232°C]


  • High fracture flow capacity - improved post treatment well production
  • Lower fines generation/migration - high long-term fracture flow capacity
  • Proppant flowback control - high production rates/reduced wellbore cleanouts


  • Grain-to-grain contact must occur and closure stress must be applied during the cure period for proper bonding
  • Consolidation of curable product at bottom-hole static temperatures below 160°F [71°C] is achieved by use of Hexion's AcTivator™ low temperature consolidation aid


Chemical Properties



resin coated frac sand

Resin Type

thermosetting, curable



Solubility, weight %


in water, brine & HCl


in HCl/HF acid, API RP 19C

≤ 0.3

in oil



Fully compatible with most commonly used fracturing fluids, both water and oil-based systems. Testing with fluids prior to pumping is advised.


Physical Properties


API Mesh Size


Physical State

solid granule

Specific Gravity


Bulk Density


g/cm3 [lb/gal]

1.46 [12.2]

Pipe Fill Factor


cm3/g [gal/lb

0.685 [0.0820]

Absolute Volume


cm3/g [gal/lb]

0.386 [0.0463]

Median Particle Diameter (mm) 0.6384

 Particle Size Distribution

meets or exceeds API RP 19C

Turbidity, NTU (FTU)

< 250


Long-Term Conductivity

Stim-Lab, Inc. Consortium Long-Term Baseline Procedure 

Proppant Concentration: 2 lbm/ft2 [9.8 kg/m2], Temperature: 250°F [121°C] 

SB Excel - Conductivity and Permeability Charts(1)

Contact Information


Oilfield Technology Group

15366 Park Row

Houston, Texas 77084 USA

+1 281 646 2800

Customer Service 

+1 800 626 2116

Technical Inquiries


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