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Prime PlusTM

Premium Resin Coated Sand with Stress Bond™ Technology



Prime PlusTM proppants are advanced, curable resin coated sand available in 30/50 and 40/70 mesh sizes. Designed for use in the major basins of North America, Prime Plus proppants have a proven history of success in the field.  Incorporating Hexion’s Stress BondTM technology, the proppant bonds in the fracture with closure stress, providing increased fracture flow capacity and proppant flowback control.



Fracture treatments:
  • At closure stress up to 12,000 psi [83MPa] 
  • At bottom-hole static temperatures from 160 - 450°F [71 - 232°C]
  • Higher fracture flow capacity – improved post treatment well production
  • Lower fines generation/migration – higher long-term fracture flow capacity  
  • Proppant flowback control – higher 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


light green

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

30/50, 40/70

Physical State

solid granule

Specific Gravity

2.60, 2.59

Bulk Density


g/cm3 [lb/gal]

1.45 [12.1], 1.45 [12.1]

Pipe Fill Factor


cm3/g [gal/lb]

0.690 [0.0826], 0.690 [0.0826]

Absolute Volume  

cm3/g [gal/lb]

0.385 [0.0461], 0.386 [0.0463]
Median Particle Diameter (mm) 0.4513, 0.2992

Particle Size Distribution

meets or exceeds API RP 19C

Turbidity, NTU (FTU)

< 250



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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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