ATLANTA – Georgia-Pacific Chemicals introduces the new XPLOR™ line of dry emulsifiers that combine performance with operational benefits in terms of efficiency and total use costs. XPLOR™ dry emulsifiers have demonstrated performance in diesel-, mineral oil- or synthetic-based drilling fluids. They are compatible with a variety of solvents thus reducing the need to purchase multiple types of emulsifiers.
Shipped in 25 pound bags, the product is also easier to pour than traditional liquids in barrels, allowing for more precise dosing. Using XPLOR™ dry emulsifiers eliminates drum transportation, cleaning and disposal costs.
Typical liquid emulsifiers may contain about 50% base oil but XPLOR™ dry emulsifiers have a higher activity level. As a result, less emulsifier is required to treat a drilling fluid than with a liquid emulsifier.
XPLOR™ dry emulsifiers have minimal resistance to flow, even at temperatures below freezing, so they are easier to work with in cold climates than conventional liquid emulsifiers that need to be hot boxed, steamed or jacketed in order to pour in frigid conditions. As a dry product, the product is easier to control packaged in barrels.
XPLOR™ dry emulsifiers are the first products in a growing family of dry oilfield products from Georgia-Pacific Chemicals, adding to its portfolio of liquid emulsifiers, wetting agents and fluid loss additives.
For more information on Georgia-Pacific Oilfield Chemicals, visit www.gp-chemicals.com/pr or call 866-4GP-CHEM.
About Georgia-Pacific Chemicals
Georgia-Pacific Chemicals LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Georgia-Pacific LLC, is a global performance chemical manufacturer and marketer recognized as a leader in chemicals for oilfield, building products, paper, mining and specialty applications as well as pine chemical derivatives. It has operations in the United States, Argentina, Canada, Chile and Uruguay, with technology partners in China, India and South Africa. For additional information, please visit http://www.gp-chemicals.com/news or call l-866-4GP-CHEM (866-447-2436).
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of building products, tissue, packaging, paper, cellulose and related chemicals. The company employs approximately 35,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit www.gp.com.