Commonly asked questions about Shell polymers:

Shell Polymers have built a state-of-the-art polyethylene plant in Monaca, Pennsylvania to produce high quality HDPE and LLDPE resins.

Shell Polymers are producing a full range of HDPE and LLDPE resins. More information can be found by viewing the Shell Polymers Gradeslate.

As standard, material is packaged in 25kg bags on 1500kg CP7 pallets. Other formats such as bulk, are also available as required.

A full 1,500kg pallet measures 1.3m x 1.1m x 1.95m.

If you have special requirements, please speak to your Account Manager and we will seek to accommodate your needs where possible.

Material will be stored in our regional warehouses, including new space secured in the North West. New shipments will be arriving on a regular basis to ensure continuity of supply.

Regular shipments allow us to maintain our UK stock holding and 24-48 hour lead times can be expected on stock items. Customers wishing to pre-order volume from our supply chain can expect a lead time of up to 6-8 weeks.

Sample volumes are available from our regional warehouses on a 24-48 hour lead time. Please discuss your sample requirements with your account manager for more information.

All materials are covered under UK REACH regulations and have FDA and EU food approvals. Please speak to your Account Manager if you have specific requirements that you wish to discuss further.

Shell Polymers materials are subject to the UK Plastic Packaging Tax and Plastribution will ensure to settle the Plastic Packaging Tax liability for the packaging of the product as appropriate. Customers are however responsible for determining their own Plastic Packaging Tax liability on the product itself.

For more information please visit: Our Plastic Packaging Tax Resource

Our sales, technical and product teams are all happy to discuss the Shell materials with you further. Please contact us on 01530 560560 or via the enquiries page at

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