Guar Slurry

Chemical Description

Environmentally friendly and biodegradable guar slurry is made from the guar bean, an annual legume. The endosperm of the guar seed is ground into a fine powder. It is an effective viscosifying agent and is used in many industrial and commercial applications.  When mixed with water it forms a gel-like substance with pseudoplastic flow properties.

Guar gum is a branched polysaccharide biopolymer. This long carbohydrate molecule is a type of galactomannan. Guar gum has the ability to rapidly hydrate in cold or hot water with uniform and very high viscosities at relatively low concentrations. In nature, guar gum is inert and resistant to oil, greases, and solvents.

Common Industrial Uses of Guar Slurry

Used extensively by the oil and gas industries in hydraulic well fracturing operations, guar slurry enables high-viscosity hydraulic fracturing to be an efficient and cost effective process. Guar gum is a readily available and low-cost component which renders water viscous for suspending and carrying proppant deep into well fractures. Its properties reduce friction and increase water pressure.

Guar Slurry in the Oil & Gas Industry

Minimum Order Quantity

(40,000 pounds)

Note: CCUSA is a wholesale industrial and commercial bulk chemical supplier.

Safety Considerations

Guar slurry is considered to be non-irritating to eyes and skin. Inhalation of the powder should be avoided to prevent respiratory irritation.

Care should be taken when storing the powder as it may form an explosive mixture with air. Do not store or handle powder in the presence of open flame or ignition source.

Guar slurries are very slippery and fall precautions should be taken when using them.

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