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GTL Naphtha

Shell GTL naphtha

GTL Naphtha

Shell GTL Naphtha is an alternative high-quality feedstock for chemical manufacturing that makes the building blocks for plastics. It offers superior yields of ethylene and propylene over conventional naphtha.

As a synthetic product, GTL Naphtha has a consistent quality and contains no sulphur and heavy metals, which makes it cleaner. It is also more paraffinic than light high paraffinic naphtha while giving better lower olefins yields.

GTL Kerosene

Shell GTL kerosene

GTL Kerosene

Shell GTL Kerosene has excellent combustion properties with low emissions, making it suitable as lamp oil and fuel for use in greenhouses due to its high smoke point. It can also be used as a paint additive, as a feedstock in manufacturing the raw ingredients for detergents, and it makes a good solvent for metal cleaning and dry cleaning.

GTL Fuel

GTL Fuel Diesel

GTL Fuel

Shell GTL Fuel is an alternative fuel for use in diesel engines, which can lower local emissions (e.g. particulate matter, NOx, hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide). 

It can be used in existing heavy-duty diesel vehicles without modifications, allowing for easy switchover from diesel fuel with no infrastructure investment required.1 Shell GTL Fuel is already in daily use with commercial fleets in Germany, Netherlands, France, UK and several other countries. 

Shell GTL Fuel has broadly similar physical characteristics to crude diesel derived from crude oil, but it has a much higher cetane number, a higher mass calorific value, lower density and lower levels of sulphur and aromatics.

1 Based on Shell’s operability studies conducted to date

GTL Normal Paraffin

GTL Normal Paraffin

GTL Normal Paraffin

Shell GTL Normal Paraffin is an alternative feedstock for detergent production replacing normal paraffins from oil-based kerosene. Also known as light detergent feedstock (LDF) and heavy detergent feedstock (HDF), these products are also used in making washing up liquids and plasticisers.

Note: Light Detergent Feedstock is also known as ‘Normal Paraffin C10-C13’ while Heavy Detergent Feedstock is also known as ‘Normal Paraffin C14-C17’.

GTL Fluids and Solvents

GTL Fluids and Solvents

GTL Fluids and Solvents

Shell GTL Fluids and Solvents are next-generation, high-purity paraffinic fluids. Their unique synthetic composition, combined with low aromatics content, makes them suitable for use in a wide range of solvents applications including dry cleaning, heating and lighter fluids,  polishes, cleaners, crop protection products, paints and coatings, inks and cosmetics.

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Shell GTL Waxes

Shell GTL Waxes are specialty waxes produced with high linearity and narrow carbon number distribution, suitable for a range of applications ranging from hot melt adhesives, PVC lubricants, printing inks, rubber and tyre to candles, personal care and packaging material.

Shell GTL Drilling Base Fluids

Shell GTL Drilling Base Fluids are innovative, non-toxic, multi-application synthetic drilling base fluids derived from natural gas.