What is the difference between Polyolefin and Polyester?

The difference between polyolefin and polyester

is that "polyolefin" is a polymer made by the polymerization of an olefin and "polyester" is any polymer whose monomers are linked together by ester bonds.

polyolefin

polyester

Noun

  • (chemistry) A polymer (such as polyethylene) made by the polymerization of an olefin
  • (chemistry) A polyene

Noun

  • Any polymer whose monomers are linked together by ester bonds
  • A material or fabric made from polyester polymer

Adjective

  • Of, or consisting of polyesters