Friction Reducers are used mainly in slickwater fracturing operations to reduce the pressure loss caused by friction. Solvay offers a wide range of polyacrylamide based friction reducers with high stability and ease of use to answer the demands of different water chemistries and reservoirs. FR-CAT is a cationic friction reducer for fresh water, brines and acids. It can be used in water up to 200 ppm total dissolved solids.


  • Global Business Unit
  • Synonyms
    Friction reducer; slickwater


Segments Applications
Oilfield Chemicals Stimulation

Chemical categories

Chemical category Chemical family Chemical product
Polymers Inverse Emulsion polymers AA-AM Copolymer

Region of commercial availability

  • North America

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