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Propylene oxide and derivatives
Propylene oxide is a basic chemical building block that is used to make two principal derivatives: polyether polyols and propylene glycols. Shell chemicals companies and their joint ventures use the Shell proprietary Styrene Monomer/Propylene Oxide (SM/PO) technology to produce propylene oxide.
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We are among the leading suppliers of polyether polyols, with a product range and global reach unrivalled by most of our competitors.
Monopropylene glycol end applications include boat hulls and airplane de-icers. We also supply United States Pharmacopia (USP) grade propylene glycol.
Flexible foams in furniture & car seats, artificial sports tracks, waterproof leisure wear & bowling balls are applications of propylene oxide.