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(Chemistry) chem a type of polymer or polyene


(ˌpɒl iˈoʊ lə fɪn)

any of a group of stiff, light, and hard thermoplastic polymers, used for injection molding, mostly in the automotive and appliance industries.
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KGaA has been awarded a patent for an article comprised of at least one substrate and a curable coating agent comprised of 30%-80% weight of an atactic polyalpha-olefin, which contains at least two alkoxysilane groups; 5%-40% weight of a radiation-activatable reaction product of (meth)acrylic acid with alcohols or with NCO-group containing compound; 0.
These lubricants are mostly polyalpha-olefin (PAO) type.