DME (Dimethylether = CH3-O-CH3) is a versatile, chemically stable aerosol propellant with a special solvency power for both polar and non-polar ingredients.
Shell Dimethylether (DME)
Shell offers high purity Dimethylether (DME) for all cosmetical and technical uses. From our German production in the Rhineland Refinery Wesseling we deliver to your production facilities all over Europe.
Inside Shell Dimethylether
The production is monitored on-line and the quality control includes an odour check by a selected panel. Shell offers DME in two grades:
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The Shell plant at Wesseling is a major European methanol producer and captively manufactured methanol is used for the production of DME 99.99.
Shell has decades of experience in the manufacturing of DME.
The abundant capacity of the DME production unit makes the Wesseling plant one of the world‘s biggest DME manufacturers.
Shell DME 99.99 is used as aerosol propellant in the cosmetics and paint industry, as blowing agent for foams and insulation boards, component for refrigeration fluids, the production of Dimethylsulfate and many other technical areas.
Our in-house developed DME process ensures highest quality and availability for your production and supply chain safety.
Togehter with our logistic partners, we can offer you a tailored transport solution in dedicated tank containers to assure the high quality standarts. We can ship the product safe, fast and reliable to your production facility.
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- The official homepage of the European Aerosol Federation (FEA). - opens in new window
- SHELL is member of the Industriegemeinschaft Aerosole (IGA), a good German source for information around aerosol propellants. - opens in new window
- In 2009 a car ran with 100% DME fuel won the Shell Eco marathon.
- Volvo and Shell cooperate in developing LNG / DME fuels for heavy trucks. - opens in new window