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What is "Olefin" - Definition & Explanation

A fiber made from petrochemicals
(polyolefin/polypropylene) A manufactured fiber characterized by its light weight, high strength, and abrasion resistance. Olefin is also good at transporting moisture, creating a wicking action. End-uses include activewear apparel, rope, indoor-outdoor carpets, lawn furniture, and upholstery.
A manmade fiber composed of at least 85% by weight of ethylene, propylene or other olefin units.
(also known as polyolefin and polypropylene) - A manufactured fiber characterized by its light weight, high strength, and abrasion resistance. Olefin is also good at transporting moisture, creating a wicking action. End-uses include activewear apparel, rope, indoor-outdoor carpets, lawn furniture, and upholstery.
Another strong man-made fiber giving resistance to abrasion and stain resistance. Good resistance to fading when solution dyed, very sensitive to heat.
A non‑absorbent man‑made fabric with excellent elasticity and resiliency.

Some other terms

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