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Fairmount Santrol Commercializes Accel™ Dust-Preventing Polymeric Sand


On-site dust, haze reduced up to 90%, enhancing worker safety

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fairmount Santrol (NYSE:FMSA) announced today the commercialization of Accel dust-preventing polymeric sand. The company is introducing the new paver jointing sand in booth 23008 during the Hardscape North America trade show at the Kentucky Exposition Center October 19–20.

Accel polymeric sand, with Prevent® technology, reduces on-site dust and haze up to 90%  compared with traditional polymeric sand. This latest Fairmount Santrol innovation enhances air quality with an engineered, environmentally cleaner formula for worker safety in the building products industry. Additionally, the product’s uniform gradation enables a quicker, even filling of joints.

“Our R&D team’s goal was to develop a product that would improve working conditions for the building industry and increase project value,” said Mike Lenahan, Vice President of Sales for Fairmount Santrol’s Industrial and Recreation business segment. “We are very excited to offer this innovative product to the market.”

The exclusive polymer formula ensures a durable bond for strong and flexible joints while preventing stress cracking even in extreme hot and cold weather conditions.

Contractors and subcontractors, following initial product applications, confirmed Accel’s characteristics that nearly eliminate dust and haze while advancing their finished projects. 

About Fairmount Santrol
Fairmount Santrol is a leading provider of high-performance sand and sand-based products used by oil and gas exploration and production companies to enhance the productivity of their wells. The Company also provides high-quality products, strong technical leadership and applications knowledge to end users in the foundry, building products, water filtration, glass, and sports and recreation markets. Its expansive logistics capabilities include a wide-ranging network of distribution terminals and thousands of rail cars that allow the Company to effectively serve customers wherever they operate. As one of the nation’s longest continuously operating mining organizations, Fairmount Santrol has developed a strong commitment to all three pillars of sustainable development, People, Planet and Prosperity. Correspondingly, the Company’s motto and action orientation is: “Do Good. Do Well.” For more information, please visit

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