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Shell chemicals companies manufacture and deliver petrochemical building blocks to large industrial customers in all parts of the world. Countless products that we all use every day in our homes, our cars, at work or while we relax owe their beginnings to the raw materials that Shell chemicals companies provide.


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Washing detergent capsules

Imagine life without packaging, detergents, sun creams or lubricants. Alpha olefins, internal olefins & detergent alcohols help provide these benefits.

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Clothing, packaging, paints, adhesives, computers, CDs, snow boards & tennis racquets are among products that rely on aromatics products.

Ferrari road car

When we apply the brake or clutch in our car or wash our clothes or paint our homes we are dependent on ethylene oxide and its derivatives.

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Lower olefins, provide the basic building blocks of the modern petrochemical industry.

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Phenol, acetone and nonene are intermediates used to produce a wide range of raw materials that are further processed into many everyday items.

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Propylene oxide is a basic chemical building block that is used to make two principal derivatives: polyether polyols and propylene glycols.

Tin of blue paint and brush

The many end use applications that depend on solvents, together with glycol ethers range from paints to cleaning products, from antifreeze to adhesives.

Polystyrene packing

Today, the Shell Group is the largest global seller of styrene monomer and has a strong global manufacturing