Acetone is a chemical intermediate used in the production of acrylic plastics, poylcarbonate and epoxy resins and is also a valuable solvent.
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
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 oxide is a versatile chemical intermediate used in the production of polyester fibres and packaging, soaps and detergents, cosmetics and paints.
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.
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.
Phenol is used in the manufacture of a wide range of other chemical products including phenolic adhesives, polycarbonates and epoxy resins.
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 gycols 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.
Propylene oxide is a chemical building block for the manufacture of a versatile range of derivatives including polyols and propylene glycols.
A range of chemical solvents with different performance properties for industrial processes and product formulations.
The purity and performance properties of synthetic GTL Fluids and Solvents can help to enhance many industrial processes and product formulations.
We produce a wide range of hydrocarbon solvents for different applications and industrial processes.
Styrene monomer is an important raw material for making a range of plastics and synthetic rubbers used in a host of everyday products.