Shell Polymers name returning with Pennsylvania ethane ‘cracker’ project

The Shell Polymers name “is returning in a big way” with the development of Royal Dutch Shell’s massive petrochemicals complex in western Pennsylvania, reports Plastics News. The news site says the Shell Chemicals unit, which had exited most of its plastics businesses in recent years, is bouncing back, with production at the Shell ethane “cracker” plant in Beaver County expected to begin in the early 2020s. Polyethylene resins made at the location will mostly be sold to the U.S. domestic market. For more, read the full story.