Product News: Materials & Material Processing
Frac Balls eliminate orientation effect.
Press Release Summary:
January 17, 2014 - Manufactured using innovative molding compound, Super Tough Frac Balls outperform machined G10 frac balls in flexural strength, compressive strength, shear strength, and impact strength. Product line demonstrates optimized ability to hold under pressure downhole for prolonged periods of time at elevated temperatures. Available in ¾–4 ½ in. diameters, ST Series eliminates orientation effect, in which G10 balls have catastrophic break failure in polar orientation.
Original Press Release
New - Super Tough "ST" Frac Balls
Press release date: January 15, 2014
Craig Technologies, Inc, a leading manufacturer of precision ground plastic balls, today announced the launch of its Super Tough frac ball, manufactured using an innovative molding compound and a non-conventional approach to tooling. The resulting “ST“ frac ball outperforms machined G10 frac balls in the following areas:
• Flexural strength
• Compressive strength
• Shear strength
• Impact Strength
*Comparative testing was completed using a certified testing system. Detailed test results may be seen at www.craigtechnologies.com
The Super Tough “ST” Frac Ball product line is the result of a two year joint R&D effort by Craig Technologies and SBHPP to develop a stronger frac ball than the machined G10.
This product line shows significant improvement in:
• The ability to “hold” under pressure downhole for prolonged periods of time at elevated temperatures.
• Elimination of “orientation effect”, in which G10 balls have a catastrophic break failure in polar orientation.
• Increased pressure ratings possible at OEM level depending on ball seat design/interference.
Craig Technologies Super Tough “ST” Frac Balls are available in sizes from ¾” to 4 ½’ diameters.
For more information please contact us at Sales@craigtechnologies.com or 1-302-628-9900 option #2.
Craig Technologies, Inc originated in 1993. The company offers quality plastic components at competitive prices: precision ground plastic balls, custom injected molded parts, Compression and Transfer molded components and precision fabricated plastic or metal parts to customer’s drawings.