How Shell Polymers Plans to Reshape the US Polymers Market
As one of the most popular chemical compounds in the world, future applications of polyethylene are endless. That’s why the North American PE industry continues to grow and producers are evolving to keep up with need.
That said, as demand rises, sustainability must be an essential part of new plastics development. These changes are one reason Shell recently announced it has successfully made chemicals using a liquid feedstock made from plastic waste. The technique, known as pyrolysis, is considered a breakthrough for hard-to-recycle plastics and advances Shell’s ambition to use one million tonnes of plastic waste a year in its global chemicals plants by 2025.
As we complete our new petrochemicals plant in Pennsylvania and continue exploring technology like this, we’re prepared to reshape the U.S. polymers industry and capitalize on the industry’s massive growth. To do that, Shell Polymers is building state-of-the-art facilities, unrivaled customer service, and a diverse team of polymer pioneers and pros.
At Shell Polymers, we break the mold by providing a top-notch customer experience, tailored to the needs of each customer. Our facilities will be equipped with the technology to create high-quality products and staffed with knowledgeable industry pioneers eager to lend their expertise and support your business.
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Unrivaled Customer Experience
We’re implementing business tools and procedures that are specifically designed for a PE converter’s distinct needs, so management tasks can get done efficiently. If an issue occurs, we’ll take the initiative to reach out proactively, so our customers can have peace of mind that urgent updates will be communicated in a timely manner.
In addition to customer-centric communication that always keeps you in the loop, we are building an 85,000 square-foot application hall on site that is stocked with cutting-edge analytical resources and full-scale conversion equipment, so we can deliver an unrivaled customer experience in all areas.
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That said, the technology within the application hall is just one piece of the puzzle. We've also gathered the industry experts to help converters troubleshoot and trial solutions right in their backyard. Collectively our polymer experts have over 750 years of experience and are committed to delivering an unrivaled customer experience by putting your unique needs first.
Experts at the Ready
Title: Dan Moldovan
Duration: 33 seconds
A short video of Dan Moldovan speaking about Shell Polymers.
Dan Moldovan Transcript
[Dan Moldovan, speaking to camera]
We have the opportunity as a new company coming into this industry to develop a new culture dealing with our customers to create a new experience for our customers and develop new products and new ways to do things from a polyethylene standpoint. So, nobody in the past has done that, so it’s great opportunity for us and our customers. At Shell Polymers, we are making the experience matter.
Senior Technical Service Engineer and Shell Pioneer, Dan Falla, is an excellent example of Shell Polymers’ commitment to meeting customer needs with high-quality collaboration. When an equipment manufacturer was looking for a resin that could process 3% faster, Dan was up for the challenge. He went back to the laboratory and launched an R&D program that identified a minor resin modification that could increase a polymer’s output rate by not just 3%, but 20%!
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We want converters to have every opportunity to improve product quality, consistency, and output. That’s why we’ve integrated smart inspection technology such as drones, crawlers, and connected equipment into our daily operations. As we build from the ground up, we’re able to leverage all of Shell's expertise and experience constructing large scale assets around the world.
These advancements reflect some of the core ways our Monaca polyethylene plant will help us reshape the polymers industry. Stay up-to-date on our progress and sign up for plant updates below.
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Behind Shell Polymers
Seventy percent of current polyethylene buyers are within 700 miles of our plant in Pennsylvania—and that’s no accident. We strategically placed our petrochemical facility in Monaca to increase efficiency and provide customers with a logistical advantage, as well as to help build up the community by providing jobs and infrastructure.
Say goodbye to mountains of spreadsheets and hello to new ordering tools. We are changing the way you do business, so you focus on what’s most important—growth.
Our polymer experts are committed to delivering a customer experience that will rival other suppliers. By providing dedicated expertise backed by years of industry experience, our polymer experts are just one way we Break the Mold.
Shell Polymers conducted 1,000+ hours of interviews over two years that inspired new technologies and innovative ideas that address the unique challenges of plastic converters.