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olefin

(ō`ləfĭn) or

olefin series:

see alkenealkene
, any of a group of aliphatic hydrocarbons whose molecules contain one or more carbon-carbon double bonds (see chemical bond). Alkenes with only one double bond have the general formula CnH2n.
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olefin

[′ō·lə·fən]
(organic chemistry)
Cn H2 n A family of unsaturated, chemically active hydrocarbons with one carbon-carbon double bond; includes ethylene and propylene.
(textiles)
A manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is any long-chain synthetic polymer composed of at least 85% by weight of ethylene, propylene, or other olefin units except amorphous (noncrystalline) polyolefins qualifying as rubber.

olefin

A lightweight, high-strength, long-chain polymeric material having very good abrasion resistance; especially used in indoor-outdoor carpeting.
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Currently, captive shale-driven NGL production in combination with limited NGL cracking capacity is greatly benefitting North American olefin manufacturers utilizing NGL crackers.
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Over 50 olefin manufacturers and downstream producers from China (mainland and Taiwan), Japan, Korea, Singapore, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Germany have already registered.
Total domestic shipments of olefin and polyester (rayon data are unavailable) in the most recent period were 608 million pounds, down 3% from last year.
Olefin staple, which had been increasing its share of the market at polyester's expense for several years, declined slightly last year.
As for interfiber competition, olefin has been taking market-share from polyester for a number of years now.
Olefin has been increasing its marketshare at polyester's expense for several years now.
In terms of marketshare, olefin continued to gain against polyester.
As usual, the polyester and olefin data are from the Fiber Economic Bureau (FEB), and rayon is estimated.
The enhanced melt strength is a feature made possible via patented reactor based technology that includes unique ethylene/alpha olefin copolymer grades with enhanced levels of long chain branching, broader molecular weight distributions and higher molecular weights.