Hart Energy recently spoke with proppant tech firms Hexion and Fairmount Santrol about reengineering billions of grains of frack sand in the Permian Basin.

  • Adam Harper, a technical sales manager with Hexion, discussed resin coated proppant and how their specialty proppant helps counteract flowback problems in the Permian Basin; and
  • Dr. Sid Banerjee, applications engineer with Fairmount Santrol, spoke about the company's new self-suspending proppant technology and what that could mean for water usage.