Resources & Insights
With the plastic shortages affecting converters, having the ability to use polyethylene as a replacement for polypropylene when supplies are low is critical to a business’ bottom line.
Shell is far from a new face in the chemical transport space. In fact, the petrochemical arm of Royal Dutch Shell, Shell Chemicals, has been at the forefront of logistics technology for decades. As part of the Royal Dutch Shell network, Shell Polymers and our customers will benefit greatly from Shell Chemicals’ expertise and advanced technology.
Greater flexibility to meet changing demands and more transparent logistics processes are two requests that we have heard in 1000 hours of interviews with converters. To address those challenges, we are giving you an in-depth look at our Storage In Transit (SIT) yard and the benefits it will bring converters.
Even when planned, downtime for polymer testing and maintenance negatively affects production. Typically, technical teams from a supplier would travel to a converter’s facility and run trials on their lines. To do that, production lines need to be shut down, and that leads to a ripple effect – from production to transport.
Now more than ever there is a need for supply chain transparency. Learn how Shell Polymers is listening to the industry to address each one.
The plastics industry can be unpredictable. That’s why we've gone the extra mile to ensure our Monaca plant is prepared for weather events of all kinds.
With the polyethylene market looking to increase 3.4% a year, learn how converters can be more competitive with Industry 4.0 technologies.
Supply chain disruptions happen, learn how Shell Polymers is helping to provide a reliable polyethylene supply to converters.
With the completion of our cogeneration unit, Shell Polymers is one step closer to starting up production and creating polyethylene.
Converters can support brands in reaching their goals by providing sustainable packaging alternatives and maintaining eco-friendly operations.
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.