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.
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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