Shell MDS (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (“Shell MDS Malaysia”)

Commissioned in 1993, Shell MDS Malaysia is the world’s first, one-of-its kind GTL plant. Backed by 20 years of research, Shell pioneered the GTL plant’s technology that saw it convert liquefied natural gas (LNG) to ultra-pure liquid fuels, chemicals and solid waxes, which are virtually free from sulphur and aromatics, and highly biodegradable.

The wax produced at Shell MDS Malaysia – SARAWAX, named in honour of the state it is produced in, is an important component utilised in various industries including the manufacturing of everyday products such as hot melt adhesives, PVC lubricants, printing inks, rubber and tyre to candles, personal care and packaging material. The unique opaque white appearance of Shell GTL waxes produces true colour brilliance with minimum colouring agents, whilst the high purity and consistent properties are ideal for automated and precision industrial applications.

Specifically, in hot melt adhesives application, Shell GTL Sarawax:

  1. Reduces viscosity to ensure efficient mixing
  2. Regulates open and set times
  3. Reduces surface tackiness for better transport and storage stability.

Today, Shell MDS Malaysia boasts an output capacity of 500,000 tonnes of GTL Products per annum and exports its products to over 50 countries internationally.

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New Shell GTL Waxes of SX90 and SX110 in Hotmelt Adhesives Applications



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