polyolefin

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polyolefin

(pol?e-o'le-fin)
A flexible, synthethic hydrocarbon polymer. It is produced from a simple olefin (alkene) with the general formula CnH2n. Its health-related uses include storage bags and containers for blood components, infusion devices and tubes for intravenous fluids, and prosthetic body parts.
Synonym: polyalkene
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The company said the addition of Polyalphaolefin to Blaze Racing HTP and Rev-X Turbo HTP, with the help of technical partner Infineum, helps both meet the most severe and stringent requirements of high-performance gasoline and diesel engines.
The rising demand for polyalphaolefin in synthetic lubricants owing to reduced wear and tear of engine is predicted to enhance the demand for alpha olefins in future.
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Petrochemical company ExxonMobil Chemical (NYSE:XOM) Wednesday said it will construct a world-scale facility to manufacture metallocene polyalphaolefin (mPAO) synthetic lubricant base stocks at its integrated refining and chemical complex in Baytown, Texas.
Key statement: Elastomeric compositions comprising at least one [C.sub.4] to [C.sub.7] monoolefin elastomer, at least one polyalphaolefin, and optionally at least one hydrocarbon polymer additive are disclosed.
Huntsman's amorphous polyalphaolefin (APAO) products, which Flint Hills will manufacture for Huntsman at the Odessa site under a long-term supply arrangement, are not included in the sale.
Specialist chemicals company Chemtura Corporation (NYSE:CHMT) said on Thursday that its plan to increase output of its Synton line of high-viscosity polyalphaolefin (HVPAO) synthetic basestocks as part of its next stage planning.
Specialist chemicals company Chemtura Corp (NYSE:CHMT) stated on Wednesday the pending completion of the next stage of its multi-stage capacity increase plan for its line of High Viscosity Synton 40 and Synton 100 Polyalphaolefin (PAO) products at its facility in Elmira, Ontario, Canada.