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Hexion’s Oilfield Technology Group Announces New Dust Suppressant Solution

January 24, 2017 at 8:43 AM EST

SPE HYDRAULIC FRACTURING TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE, THE WOODLANDS, Texas - (January 24, 2017) - The Oilfield Technology Group (OTG) of Hexion Inc. (Hexion) today announced the release of its Sentinel™ dust suppressant.  This new technology is designed to reduce dust generated from uncoated frac sand.

Hexion's Sentinel dust suppressant is a low-cost solution designed to reduce the amount of respirable silica to levels below the new OSHA and existing Canadian permissible exposure limits (PELs).  This dust suppressant solution is capable of reducing respirable silica dust below 25 µg/m3.  

The unique chemical system traps fine dust particles and remains on the proppant during transportation and transfer.  This liquid dust control agent is effective on all mesh size sands, including 100 mesh sand. 

Hexion's Sentinel dust suppressant technology helps provide safety and compliance from the sand mine to the wellhead.  The versatile application method allows users to apply the product at the sand mine, transload or at the frac site.  The delivery system can be mobile or stationary and has a small footprint on location.  It will not decrease throughput at the sand mine or decrease sand offloading time when deployed at a transload or frac site, all while achieving a dust reduction to within acceptable limits. 

"Hexion is accustomed to dealing with the challenges presented by respirable silica dust because of our many years of experience working with the foundry industry.  The dust associated with uncoated frac sand is a major concern for the health and wellbeing of oil and gas workers," said Jerry Kurinsky, Senior Vice President and General Manager, OTG.  "The release of Hexion's innovative Sentinel dust suppressant provides a proactive solution to the approaching regulatory compliance deadline and helps ensure the safety of hydraulic fracturing workers, which is of paramount importance to us."

About Hexion's Oilfield Technology Group

Hexion's Oilfield Technology Group is a leading provider of innovative technologies for the oil and gas industry.  We offer well stimulation solutions with our advanced resin coated proppants and a variety of performance additives for oilfield applications.  Our products also include production chemicals such as hydrogen sulfide scavengers for crude oil and natural gas production.  Hexion is committed to enhancing its industry leadership and meeting its customers' specific application needs with a total solutions approach of quality products and services. Additional information is available at

About the Company
Based in Columbus, Ohio, Hexion Inc. is a global leader in thermoset resins. Hexion Inc. serves the global wood and industrial markets through a broad range of thermoset technologies, specialty products and technical support for customers in a diverse range of applications and industries.  Hexion Inc. is controlled by investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC. Additional information about Hexion Inc. and its products is available at

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