Resources & Insights
A key hurdle to growth in the plastics industry, and other manufacturing professions, is the lack of qualified labor.
Maintenance is vital to keeping our state-of-the-art polyethylene plant running at peak performance. Read more about how the maintenance team is preparing to settle into their new home away from home.
Seen as the first step in the plant’s start-up, the administration building is where the majority of the Shell Polymers staff will operate and maintain the new plant.
The pandemic has shifted the conversation around the plastics. Learn how COVID-19 has pushed to digitalize the plastics industry.
Shell collaborates with companies that collect and transform plastic waste to turn it into valuable chemicals needed for our customers to produce everyday items.
Plastics innovation has drastically increased as companies race to create more effective and easy-to-produce pandemic protection. Innovations like these will help consumers continue to live comfortably in homes that house grandparents, parents, and children alike.
Another milestone moment in plant construction, the raw water treatment plant is now fully functional, putting Shell Polymers one step closer to producing polyethylene in Beaver County.
With recent shifts in the food and beverage industry, plastics converters need to find creative ways to support brands that want to meet consumer demands.
Global initiatives such as Operation Clean Sweep are mobilizing resin manufacturers, plastics converters, and carriers to commit to achieving zero pellet loss from operational and logistical inefficiencies.
Plastic's versatility is undeniable, but what if we thought about the material with the expectation it will be recycled or reused?
Learn about Shell’s global academic program focused on energy optimization, collaboration, and innovation.
Avoid unplanned downtime and the impacts it has on your business by properly using lubricants on blown film lines.
Polymer Pioneer, Adriana Velasquez, shares some of the benefits and challenges of rotomolding, as well as a few best practices from her 15+ years of experience in the industry.
Learn what some of the ladies of Shell Polymers would tell their younger selves, as well as some pieces of advice for the next generation of plastic professionals based on their experiences.
Hear our talented women’s career highlights and challenges and what they learned from those experiences.
Learn from some of our inspirational women’s experiences and be encouraged by their advice for future generations of women in the plastics and technology industry.
Risk mitigation is critical to building diverse, resilient polyethylene supply chains in the polymer industry. Discover how winter storms in Texas reinforced the importance of risk mitigation and what our team learned from the experience.
HDPE is rising in popularity for pipes in underground applications. Find out why HDPE is replacing materials like copper, cast or ductile iron, and clay for pipe infrastructures.
Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) is popular for its strength, impact resistance, and puncture resistance. Discover 5 areas of your home in which you can find LLDPE plastic products.
Milestone Moments: Production Operators Arrive for Their First Shift in Shell Polymers' Finished Control Building
In a major milestone, Shell’s construction team hands off the control building to the Shell Polymers production operators as the Monaca, PA polyethylene plant progresses closer to start-up.
At Shell, we aim to be responsible stewards of the products we provide. Discover 10 ways that we embed sustainability in our operations throughout the Shell group.
Discover high-value tips from Shell Polymer Pioneers that can help plastic converters ensure a smooth film extrusion machine shutdown takes place each and every time.
Even though polyethylene shows up in many everyday items, consumers are rarely aware of what those products are, and most importantly, why it was chosen for the job. Learn about some of the HDPE plastic products that people use everyday.
The need for PE film producers to improve competitiveness has never been greater. Discover high-value tips from Shell Polymer Pioneers that can help plastic converters unlock business improvements in PE blown film extrusion operations.
Polymer packaging is a critical part of innovation and growth in both consumer and industrial applications.
From flexible food packaging that can extend the shelf life of your favorite snacks to the bottles that hold your milk and everything in between, polyethylene’s properties make it the ideal material for an array of both consumer and industrial applications.
The start of a new year is a good time to reflect and prepare for the year ahead. As we look back on the crazy days that made up 2020, we wanted to take a second to show gratitude for the good that still prevailed.
With global demand disruptions due to COVID-19, there is now a higher demand for materials, such as HDPE, that enhance sanitization and bring hygiene benefits to consumers.
No matter which holiday you celebrate, this time of year is full of opportunities to deck your halls with festive decorations made from durable polyethylene.
As part of our mission to provide converters with unrivaled customer experiences, Shell Polymers is committed to keeping a pulse on industry trends by attending events such as PACK EXPO Connects.
As the industry’s digital capabilities continue to expand, customers are expecting a more informed consumer experience with greater visibility into supply chain management, order traceability, security measures, and more.
HDPE film gives packaging companies and their customers a variety of benefits. Especially compared to alternative film materials such as LLDPE, HDPE is preferred in food packaging due to its durability and resistance to moisture and chemicals.
According to our injection molding expert, Elliot Carnevale, there are four common defects that can occur during this production process and compromise product quality.
Shell Polymers leadership recently announced that the construction of Shell Chemicals’ polyethylene plant in Potter Township is making good progress through its construction phase.