com)-- SGS has developed an accredited method of analyzing the presence of mineral oil
hydrocarbons (MOH) in food and food packaging.
While low migration inks get most of the attention, mineral oil
is also a concern, particularly in the recycling process.
He further gives a analysis and break up of major product categories, major countries and major Indian ports under Mineral Fuels, Mineral Oils
, Bituminous Substances, Mineral Waxes and products of their distillation as follows :
It is envisaged in the future to add certain percentage of rapeseed oil in mineral oil
for use as biofuel .
and alkylbenzene lubricants were most stable in C[O.
Firstly, France, Ireland and Italy appealed to the EU tribunal against the Commission's call for these countries to reimburse excise duty exemptions for mineral oils
used in the production of alumina, granted in 1983, 1993 and 1996, respectively.
The research showed that even if the food was contained in clean paperboard boxes from fresh fibres, printed with inks free of mineral oil
and wrapped into a polyethylene film (also free of mineral oil
); mineral oils
from the corrugated card transport box far exceeded the limit.
BASF is offering the packaging industry a variety of barrier solutions that demonstrate high effectiveness in preventing mineral oil
residues from migrating from cardboard food packaging into food.
We are working on new packaging which allows us to meet our environmental commitments but will also contain significantly lower levels of mineral oil
Research has found that products such as paper and bags made of polyethylene and polypropylene are ineffective as a barrier from mineral oils
, he said, but aluminium foil was effective.
The Swiss researchers analysed 119 products bought from German supermarkets last year and found that a large majority contained traces of mineral oils
higher than the agreed level.
Published articles relating to unrefined mineral oil
indicate that it is carcinogenic, but this ought not to be taken to mean that all mineral oils
are carcinogenic without taking refining processes into account.