A polyolefin is a polymer produced from a simple olefin, or alkene as a monomer. For example, polyethylene is the polyolefin produced by polymerizing the olefin ethylene. An equivalent term is polyalkene; this is a more modern term, although polyolefin is still used in the petrochemical industry. Polypropylene is another common polyolefin which is made from propylene. View full polyolefin definition and source.
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ACS, Inc (USA): diversified manufacturing company, which' fiber business unit produces solution dyed, solid and multi-colored polypropylene fiber, mainly for yarn production and focused on the carpet, upholstery, rope and cordage industries.
American Polyolefin Association, Inc (APA): Trade organization, dedicated to the promotion of polyolefin textile and ancillary products. Short, informative descriptions of uses in industrial, fashion and environmental applications.
Manufacturers of polyolefin and polyamide
staple fibers, primarily for the carpet and technical fabrics industries.
The site is in English and German. International Fibres Group
services a worldwide market. The company provides the best quality
fibres to a diverse range of industries. With a focus on researching new
products and technologies, the company's values are embedded in service,
sustainability, continuously improving product performance
characteristics with an eye on future technologies.
Low denier staple fiber for concrete reinforcement,
from polypropylene. Link to case studies. Technical bulletins on PDF files.
Requires Acrobat Reader.
Joint venture between Hercules' fiber Division
and the Danaklon Group. Manufacturer of polypropylene and polyethylene,
monocomponent and bicomponent fibers for the nonwovens and textile industries.
Meraklon SpA (Italy): Polyolefin filament and staple fiber for the textile and nonwovens industries.
Manufacturers of polypropylene and polyethylene
fibers for the geotextile, industrial textile and carpet industries.
Holding AS (Turkey):
Diversified group of manufacturing companies, active in fibers, textiles
and chemicals. Polypropylene staple fiber for yarn production and nonwoven
needlepunch processes. Also, yarns, dyestuffs and industrial bags. English
Taiwan Polypropylene Co, Ltd
(Taiwan): Manufacturers of polypropylene
resins, filament and staple fiber.
Trevos Kostalov, Sro (Czech Republic): Polypropylene staple fiber for textile yarn spinning, nonwoven needlepunch and thermobond processes, and artificial leather manufacturing. Also, stitchbond fabrics for technical, home furnishing and cleaning purposes.
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