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The global polyethylene market is expected to grow by 2.6% a year, for the next five years1 partly due to high demand from industries such as healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and packaging.

Plastics Industry by the Numbers

With new technology and products entering the market, keeping tabs on
industry developments is critical to maintaining a competitive edge.

Sustainability Goals


64% of consumers are more likely to purchase from eco-conscious companies.2

Supply Chains


AI-powered forecasting has the potential to reduce errors by 30 to 50% in supply chain networks.3

Advanced Technology


76% of business executives are struggling to scale AI across their business.4

Key Takeaways from the Report

Whether establishing sustainability goals or navigating supply chain disruptions caused by natural disasters or a global pandemic, plastics converters need all the support they can get.
That’s why Shell Polymers took the time to listen to and delve into market forces affecting converters and share relevant research from credible sources that impact operations.

Deep dive into key topics converters deal with, including:

  • Barriers to operating sustainably
  • How to increase transparency across the supply chain
  • Advanced technologies that streamline production processes

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Labor Gaps

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Technology in Supply Chains

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What Plastics Industry Looks Like Post-COVID

See what new ways of working are on the horizon for our industry.

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84% of chief supply chain officers stated that lack of visibility in the supply chain is their BIGGEST CHALLENGE.5

With inclimate weather and the pandemic causing slowdowns in supply chains, transparency has never been more important. Take a look at today’s common supply chain challenges and how Shell Polymers is designed to address them.

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Did you know that 90% of S&P 500 Index companies published sustainability reports in 2019, when only 20% published them in 2011?6

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Insights Around Key Converter Challenges

Implement Industry 4.0

Learn about the common roadblocks to implementing Industry 4.0 and how Shell Polymers is implementing this technology today.

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The Polyethylene Plant of the Future

Find out more about our state-of-the-art plant and how it’s built from the ground up to address your common challenges.

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1 Global Polyethylene Market 2020=2024, Increasing Global Plastic Recycling Activities to Boost Market Growth, Technavio

2 Business of Sustainability Index, GreenPrint, 2021

3 Smartening Up with Artificial Intelligence, McKinsey

4 AI: Built to Scale, Accenture, 2019

5 Digitally perfecting the supply chain, IBM, 2021

6 Annual 2020 Flash Report, Governance & Accountability Institute, 2020