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al·kene

(al'kēn),
An acyclic hydrocarbon containing one or more carbon-carbon double bonds; for example, ethene, propene.
Synonym(s): olefin

olefin

[ō′ləfin]
Etymology: L, oleum, oil, facere, to make
any of a group of unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbons containing one or more double bonds in the carbon chain. Also called alkene.

al·kene

(al'kēn)
An acyclic hydrocarbon containing one or more double bonds; e.g., ethene, propene.
Synonym(s): olefin.

olefin

oil-forming.
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Competing market forces are sending mixed signals about the state of the global olefins industry, with regional imbalances making it difficult for market participants to define their strategy for the medium- to long-term.
Session 2--Exposure and Bio-Monitoring --Claude White, LyondellBasell, chair: "Emissions and ambient air monitoring trends of lower olefins across Texas over the past ten years," Jessica Myers, David Morgott Pennsport Consulting, LLC; and "Biomarkers of industrial and environmental exposure to 1,3-butadiene," Natalia Tretyakova, University of Minnesota.
I'm pleased to congratulate Quantiam on its progress to date on an initiative that will change how the world produces olefins, one of the most widely used petrochemicals," said the Honourable Anne McLellan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.
The olefin is semi-crystalline in nature and can provide features such as barrier properties, moisture retention, lubricity and a reversible heat-activated elasticity.
Among the enhancements, INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA users will experience a new user interface design.
KBR s catalytic olefins technology is an innovative and competitive way clients in the region can improve their operations, said Stuart Bradie, KBR President and CEO.
Bio-based alpha olefins are currently under the research and development phase, but are likely to gain momentum in the next decade which may be an upcoming opportunity for the manufacturers.
Olefins manufacturers have limited options to reduce their operating income volatility.
The plan would cover the construction of the complex's third olefins plant and a propane dehydrogenation unit which comprises of 14 cracking furnaces, four PDH reactors, four steam boilers, and other associated equipment, stated by the firm in approval application.
Olefins-II: On the back of the success of Olefins-I, the partners in 2003 launched Olefins-II, to integrate the Kuwait Olefins Co.
Cyclic olefins are commercially available from a handful of pilot-scale plants around the world.
1990 Staple Shipments To Nonwovens Expected to Be 5% Under 1989 Producers' shipments of polyester (PET), olefin and rayon staple to nonwovens roll goods producers in the third quarter of 1990 held up pretty well at a time when most segments of the textile industry were showing signs of weakness.