Hexion to Provide New Dust Control Solution

As the dust regulations for proppants used in hydraulic fracturing are set to come into effect, Hexion is working to release a new solution for the industry.  The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is updating the rules for the amount of exposure workers can have to respirable silica dust.  The rules limit exposure to respirable crystalline silica to 50 micrograms per cubic meter of air (averaged over an eight-hour shift).1

Hexion’s new technology offers dust control onsite for uncoated frac sand.  This dust suppressant solution is in addition to our existing proppant product lines that effectively reduce dust due to their resin coating.

Please contact us at oilfield@hexion.com for more information regarding this new technology.


1. OSHA’s Final Rule to Protect Workers from Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica. (2016, March). Retrieved from from https://www.osha.gov/silica/