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Momentive Specialty Chemicals’ Oilfield Technology Group Adds Production Line to Brady, Texas Resin Coated Proppant Plant

August 15, 2011 at 10:32 AM EDT

HOUSTON, Texas - (August 15, 2011) - The Oilfield Technology Group (OTG) of Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc., today announced the startup of a new manufacturing production line at its Brady, Texas, facility to provide additional resin coated proppants to fracturing service companies and operators in the oil & gas industry. 

“Industry demand continues to grow as more operators come to realize the correlation between curable resin coated proppants and enhanced post-frac well production. This expansion of our Brady resin coating plant allows us to provide our customers with the additional resin coated proppant supply they are requesting for their hydraulic fracturing treatments,” said Jerry Borges, Vice President, Oilfield Technology Group.

The Brady plant expansion is the third addition to the OTG manufacturing grid in 2011. The new production line manufactures Momentive’s field-proven curable resin coated proppants such as Prime PlusTM, SiberPropTM, and SB ExcelTM which are available in large grain sizes. These products and the plant’s geographic location are especially suited to serve the nearby Eagle Ford and Permian Basin oil markets.

“The value of our high strength proppants is seen from the increased well production they consistently provide. By leveraging Momentive’s technology from other industries, combined with our own internal resin manufacturing facilities, we will continue to bring innovative proppant technology to our customers,” Borges said. 

Resin coated proppants are used in the hydraulic fracturing process to help optimize production from oil and gas wells by maximizing fracture flow capacity from the reservoir to the wellbore. 
Technological innovations and Momentive’s introduction of enhanced materials have expanded the use of resin coated proppants into unconventional reservoirs that feature complex and challenging geological formations.  Momentive’s experienced personnel, with their years of hydraulic fracturing knowledge and expertise, continue to bring advanced proppants to the industry.

About Momentive’s Oilfield Technology Group
Momentive Specialty Chemicals’ Oilfield Technology Group is a global leader in resin coated proppants for use in hydraulic fracturing. Momentive pioneered the technology more than 20 years ago to help customers optimize fracture flow capacity and improve post treatment well production.  Momentive 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 new Momentive
Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC is the ultimate parent company of Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. and Momentive Performance Materials Inc. (collectively, the “new Momentive”).  The new Momentive is a global leader in specialty chemicals and materials, with a broad range of advanced specialty products that help industrial and consumer companies support and improve everyday life. The company uses its technology portfolio to deliver tailored solutions to meet the diverse needs of its customers around the world.  The new Momentive was formed in 2010 through the combination of entities that owned Momentive Performance Materials and Hexion Specialty Chemicals. The company is controlled by investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC.  Additional information about the new Momentive and its products is available at


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