CoorsTek Announces Opening of New Ceramic Proppants Manufacturing Plant

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GOLDEN, Colo., Feb. 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CoorsTek, Inc., the world's largest technical ceramics manufacturer, today announced the opening of a new plant in the Coors Technology Center in Golden, Colorado producing premium lightweight ceramic proppants. The new plant uses state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment and has received all regulatory approvals including air permits. Leveraging more than a century of ceramics manufacturing experience, ceramic scientists, analytical labs, and a breadth of ceramic materials, CoorsTek developed exceptionally strong lightweight-ceramic proppants to optimize conductivity in formations with high closure stress.

Proppants are sand-sized solid materials used to keep induced hydraulic fractures open allowing oil and gas to flow. Many low-performance offerings are treated sand while high-performance options are made from ceramics. CoorsTek CeraProp™ ceramic proppants exhibit one of the highest crush strengths in the lightweight ceramic proppant market – translating to superior long-term conductivity and long-term permeability. Initially, CoorsTek offers lightweight proppants in 16-30, 20-40, 30-50 and 40-70 mesh sizes and custom-developed, customer-specific proppants.

"We've provided ceramic products and expertise in the oil & gas industry for decades," states Mark Chenoweth, Chief Operating Officer of CoorsTek, Inc. "We are proud to offer American-made, premium-grade ceramic proppants to a well-known and respected customer base," he continues.

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CoorsTek is the world's largest technical ceramics manufacturer with additional capabilities in high-performance plastics and specialty metals. CoorsTek enables and improves technologies by providing critical components, assemblies, and engineered solutions to major industries worldwide. Primary markets include aerospace & defense, semiconductor, oil & gas, automotive, household durables, and heavy industries such as rail, energy, and mining. For more information about CoorsTek, including product information, history since 1910, and locations throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, please visit

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