Hexion introduced the Voyager mobile resin-coating service, with initial location in the Permian Basin. Voyager is the first mobile manufacturing solution that provides in-basin resin-coated-proppant manufacturing for application in the oil and gas industry. The mobile resin-coating technology offers customers efficient manufacturing of resin-coated proppants on any substrate. Manufacturing can occur in any location that offers optimum logistics to the wellsite. The mobile plant occupies a small footprint and offers a variety of advantages over a traditional manufacturing facility; most notable is its mobility, which enables strategic and efficient placement near transloads and sand mines. With transportation being a major cost associated with the use of proppants, freight costs are significantly reduced by the ability to locate coating capacity close to areas of high drilling and completions activity. The mobile resin-coating service is operated with fewer personnel, which further reduces costs. It is also supported by a mobile quality-control center to ensure high-quality standards through systematic monitoring and product testing.
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