Inside Higher olefins and derivatives


Shell chemicals companies produce a range of LINEVOL plasticiser alcohols at manufacturing locations in the USA and UK using proprietary technology. They are used as intermediates to produce high quality plasticisers.

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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