After the closure of our manufacturing location in UK/SHOP plant and Alcohols unit in Stanlow, UK, Shell Chemicals would like to re-iterate our commitment to the Alpha Olefin, Alcohol and Alcohol Ethoxylate market in Europe, notwithstanding our current operations in the Americas, Middle East and Asia.  We are working to establish a robust and reliable supply chain and will retain a supply position to deliver our range of Neodene, Neodol and Linevol grades to our customers in Europe.

Inside Higher olefins and derivatives


Shell Chemicals companies produce a range of LINEVOL alcohols at the manufacturing location in the USA using proprietary technology. LINEVOL alcohols are used as intermediates to produce high-quality plasticizers.

NEODENE linear alpha and internal olefins

NEODENE linear alpha and internal olefins are essential ingredients in materials such as polyethylene, lubricants, drilling muds and detergents.

NEODOL alcohols and ethoxylates

NEODOL alcohols and ethoxylates are used in surfactants found in many consumer detergent, cleaning and personal care products.


NEODOL LM ethoxylates are derived from oleochemical alcohols and are used broadly in household and personal care applications.


NEOFLO fluids act as base stocks in the synthetic drilling fluids used in oil and gas exploration and production drilling operations.

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