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Hexion, Wayfinder partner on resin-coated proppants production in western Canada

August 06/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Hexion (Columbus, Ohio) and Wayfinder (Alberta, Canada) have formed a partnership serving resin-coated proppant users in western Canada, said Chemweek.

Wayfinders new manufacturing facility in Obed, Alberta, will produce Hexions full product portfolio, including its range of resin-coated proppants, the companies say. The partnership with Hexion will enable Wayfinder to provide a broader spectrum of products and further penetrate the resin-coated sand market in Canada, while also increasing the utilization of its Obed facility, says Chad Bremner, Wayfinders president and CEO. The facility has 20,000 metric tons of storage capacity, according to the company.

Proppants are used by the oilfield services industry in the hydraulic fracturing process to increase subsurface well production flows.

As MRC informed earlier, Hexion, a major American manufacturer of phenol and bisphenol A (BPA), plans to close its BPA plant in Pernis (Pernis, The Netherlands) in early October for scheduled maintenance. This 120 ktpa BPA production facility will be closed in the second week of October and is expected to resume production in three weeks.

Phenol is the main raw material for bisphenol A (BPA) production, which in turn is used to produce polycarbonate (PC).

According to MRC's ScanPlast, in Russia, following the results of the first two quarters, the total estimated consumption of PC granulate in the Russian Federation (excluding imports and exports to Belarus) amounted to 47.3 thousand tonnes against 40.7 thousand tonnes in 2019. Total demand increased by 16%.

Hexion Inc., formerly Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc., is a chemical company based in Columbus, Ohio. It manufactures thermosetting resins and related technologies and specialty products. Hexion has two divisions: the epoxy, phenolic and coating resins division and the forest products division.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:bisphenol A, PK, PC granules, PC compounds, phenol, Hexion.
Category:General News
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