Bersted, Bruce Amoco Polymers, Inc., Alpharetta, Georgia.
Cohen, Steven A. Polymers Business Group, Amoco Corporation, Alpharetta, Georgia.
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- Use and fabrication
- Ethylene copolymers
- Other poly(alpha-olefins)
- Polybutadiene and polyisoprene
- Related Primary Literature
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Polymers made from olefins (alkenes). The term polyolefin typically is applied to polymers derived from ethylene (Fig. 1), propylene, and other alpha-olefins, and from isobutylene, cyclic olefins, and butadiene and other diolefins. Polymers produced from other olefinic monomers, such as styrene, vinyl chloride, and tetrafluoroethylene, generally are considered separately. See also: Alkene; Polymer
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