mineral oil


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mineral oil:

see petrolatumpetrolatum
, colorless to yellowish-white hydrocarbon mixture obtained by fractional distillation of petroleum. In its jellylike semisolid form (known as petroleum jelly and also by several trade names) it is used in preparing medicinal ointments and for lubrication.
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mineral oil

[′min·rəl ‚ȯil]
(materials)
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He said some of the mineral oil made it to the shore of the reservoir, affecting about 80 feet of shoreline.
It is envisaged in the future to add certain percentage of rapeseed oil in mineral oil for use as biofuel [8].
At high temperature (225[degrees]C/437[degrees]F), naphthenic mineral oil showed higher TAN than paraffinic mineral oil and alkylbenzene.
A Smurfit Kappa spokesperson said: "In addition to blocking mineral oil migration across the whole surface area of the packaging, this new product looks, feels and reacts just like normal board during the manufacturing process.
Additionally, the mineral oil properties related to the repellent effects against ACP, such as carbon number distribution and emulsifying efficiency, were evaluated.
Paper makers and paper and board packaging converters have been stepping up their efforts to lower the content of mineral oil in food packaging.
All of the company's mineral oil products pass federal and industry standards including those of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Cosmetic Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CTFA) and the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO).
Washington, June 16 (ANI): A study has found that mineral oils from the printing inks used on cardboard can migrate into food if recycled cardboard is used for food packaging.
The Swiss scientists identified solvent-based ink components used in offset printing as the main source of mineral oils.
Researchers in Switzerland found that mineral oils in printing ink from recycled newspapers used in cardboard can get into foods such as cereal, pasta and rice - even passing through protective inner plastic bags.
The majority of infant massage teacher training providers, and subsequently infant massage teachers throughout the UK, encourage the use of vegetable oils for massage and suggest that mineral oil should be avoided.
The technology allows useful material to be obtained from the by-products of the mineral oil industry.