You are here: Home Proppants

Ceramic Proppants

For Hydrocarbon Production

Hoben International is a mineral processing company with a long history of supplying a wide range of industries.

Hoben International count major production and supply companies amongst their customers and have been providing Silicas for the North Sea Drilling Program for the past 15 years.

Hoben International has been chosen by Yixing Orient as exclusive distributors of their Ceramic Proppants for the UK, Denmark and the North Sea hydrocarbon production areas.

For deeper, hotter wells Ceramic Proppant offers far better long term conductivity than sand proppant. This will give a better output over a longer period of time and reduce the need for re-fracking.

The increased output and lower long term costs make ceramic a better economical proposition than sand as a proppant. Hoben International hold significant stocks of Yixing Orient Ceramic Proppant low and medium density grades 20/40, 30/50 and 40/70 in the UK.

To find out more go to

Ceramic Proppant has several advantages over sand when used for well stimulation or Hydraulic Fracturing:

  1. Better size and shape control
  2. Lower fines and clay content (turbidity)
  3. Better crush resistance
  4. Better long term conductivity