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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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olefin producers as a prolonged upcycle in the intermediate term.
KBR has over 60 years experience of olefins producing and olefins recovery and we are pleased to continue the success with this new methanol to olefins project," said John Derbyshire, president, KBR Technology.
The nonwovens business is crucial to olefin producers--more than 60% of olefin in the first quarter of 2003 went to nonwovens.
For polyester, the dependence upon nonwovens has always been much less than for olefin.
More often than not, nonwovens outperform the conventional textile uses for olefin and polyester.
Table 2 takes the total domestic shipments of olefin and polyester staple, subtracts the nonwovens uses and then shows the balance shipped to all other markets (called for convenience "Textile")
Olefin depended on nonwovens producers for 69% of its shipments during the first quarter of 2002.
Even in a virtually static market, olefin sales increased, rising by 22 million pounds (9%) while polyester shipments dropped by 17 million pounds.
Honeywell UOPs Advanced MTO process combines the UOP/Hydro MTO process and the Total/UOP Olefin Cracking Process to significantly increase yields and feedstock efficiency.
GS Caltex is eyeing the Olefin industry for future business, the oil refiner announced Wednesday.
Diminishing costs of raw materials are also anticipated to encourage the demand for alpha olefin in different end use sectors.
A copolymer of a conjugated diene compound and a non-conjugated olefin includes a random copolymer having randomly arranged monomer units of the conjugated diene compound and of the non-conjugated olefin, which random copolymer contains, by at least 5 mol %, alternate bonding units of the conjugated diene compound and the non-conjugated olefin in a unit derived from the non-conjugated olefin.