Chemicals products portfolio
Shell chemicals companies manufacture and supply a wide range of 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 these key raw materials that we provide.
INSIDE CHEMICALS PRODUCTS PORTFOLIO
Acetone is a chemical intermediate used in the production of acrylic plastics, poylcarbonate and epoxy resins and is also a valuable solvent.
Aromatics such as benzene, toluene and xylene, are key chemical building blocks used in the production of a range of chemical intermediates and polymers.
Ethylene glycols are key intermediates in the production of polyester fibres, packaging and resins and are also used in everything from antifreeze and plasticisers to glues and film.
GTL Drilling Base Fluids are at the forefront in meeting drilling demands in the safest manner for challenging environments from scorching desert to subarctic temperatures, from deep water operations to high temperature wells.
Alpha olefins, internal olefins and detergent alcohols and ethoxylates are key raw materials for producing everything from detergents, cleaning products and sun creams to plastics, lubricants and drilling fluids.
Lower olefins such as ethylene, propylene, butadiene and isoprene provide the basic building blocks of the modern petrochemical industry.
Nonene is employed as a plasticiser in PVC wiring and in the production of other chemical intermediates used in detergents, cleaners and lubricant antioxidants.
Polyethylene is created by the co-polymerization of ethylene with a co-monomer, and includes strong and light weight types used in products ranging from shopping bags to bullet proof vests.
Discover more about the CARADOL range of high quality polyether polyols for polyurethane applications including foams, coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers.
Propylene glycols are widely used in the production of unsaturated polyester resins which, in turn, are used to make a host of everyday items from boats to bath tubs.