Meaning of polyolefin


Pronunciation: (pol"ē-ō'lu-fin), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. any of a group of thermoplastic, stiff, light, and hard polymers obtained from the polymerization of simple olefins like propylene, used for injection molding, mostly in the automotive and appliance industries.
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