Orlando firm one of five winners in Open Innovation Challence

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Semplastics LLC of Orlando was named one of five winners in the inaugural Open Innovation Challenge sponsored by GE and Statoil, a Norwegian-based energy company.

Along with companies from Montreal, New Brunswick, South Carolina and North Dakota, Semplastics was selected from a pool of 100 submissions from applicants in 30 countries.

Semplastics’ innovation, called a lightweight proppant, is a polymer-derived ceramic-based compound half the density of sand, crush-resistant, and resilient to corrosion and extreme heat that could replace sand used in hydraulic fracking.