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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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ICI apologises for noise from plant shutdown ICI apologised to nearby residents in advance about the extra noise from the shutdown of the Olefines Six Plant at Wilton.
The plant, which will be built near to the defunct Olefines 5 plant at the North-east of the Wilton site, will help underpin the future of the current world-scale Olefins Cracker Wilton, which is also owned by Huntsman.
Its local operations include Tioxide at Greatham and Billingham, polyurethanes at Wilton, Aromatics at North Tees, Paraxylene at Wilton, North Tees Logistics and Olefines operations including the Wilton cracker.
In the last five years the company has invested millions in the area including pounds 20m in the Olefines cracker and pounds 58m in a new plant at its titanium dioxide operation at Greatham near Hartlepool.