CARBOBOND LITE resin-coated low-density, high-performance ceramic proppant

Low-density proppant can produce greater fracture width and more space to flow per pound than a higher-density proppant. The proprietary CARBOBOND LITE technology enhances and extends downhole applications, allowing premium lightweight ceramic proppant (CARBOLITE proppant with a curable resin coating) to be used at greater well depths.

CARBOBOND LITE proppant can be used in applications that previously required intermediate or high-density resin-coated ceramic proppant. It also requires 17% less proppant by weight compared to resin-coated intermediate-density ceramic proppant.


  • Formulated for maximum compatibility with complicated frac fluids
  • Bonded proppant pack reduces effective stress on proppant
  • Excellent cyclic loading tolerance
  • Resin coating completely encapsulates substrate
  • Bonds in the fracture with temperature and closure


  • Versatile—expands the usable application range (depth, temperature and stress)
  • No proppant flowback—eliminates subsequent equipment damage, expense of cleanouts and disposal
  • Maintains conductivity—resin coating prevents fines from being released
  • Maintains particle integrity—prevents chemical attack on substrate

No additional chemical costs—since no fluid chemistry change is required, the job can be pumped as designed

Fracture and proppant technology matrix

Overview of CARBO fracture and proppant technologies to help you build the optimal solution for your well.

Fracture and proppant technology matrix

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