Track Record in Innovation and Delivering Customer Value
Back in 2000, Carl developed polyethylene raised temperature (PERT) resins that could meet the rigorous demands of the North American market and can be used at temperatures of up to 82°C. Until then, the maximum use temperature for polyethylene (pe) pipe was 60°C, which precluded it from use in potable water applications in homes and buildings in North America.
“Now, PERT resins are widely used in the North American potable water industry and in industrial and mining applications where its elevated temperature capability is a highly valuable characteristic,” he says.
Unlocking Technical Insights
Shell Polymers’ application hall will contain commercial-sized units for multilayer linear low density polyethylene film, high molecular weight film, pipe, and injection and blow molding, and Carl explains that this will enable him and his colleagues to unlock technical insights.
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“For example, if a product’s striping was failing ultraviolet exposure testing, we could work closely with the producer to identify what was going on,” he says. “Most likely, we may go on to recommend alternative masterbatches and do verification testing on them.”