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Carbo to Idle Proppant Unit

9:46 AM MST | December 5, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Carbo Ceramics (Irving, TX), a supplier of ceramic proppants and fracture diagnostic services, says it plans to idle production at its proppant facility at New Iberia, LA and transfer production to its McIntyre, GA facility. The shutdown will occur in the first half of 2008 and help to reduce production costs, Carbo Ceramics says. The company cites rising imported raw material costs and the small size of its New Iberia plant. The move will not affect the company’s administrative, distribution, or R&D facilities at the New iberia site, Carbo Ceramics...

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