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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]
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As shown in Figure 2, the TAN of the aged mineral oils and alkylbenze lubricants were all less than 0.
Based on the values obtained and compared with the viscosity of the mineral oil at the same temperatures from the literature [8] we can conclude that the rapeseed oil can be used instead of mineral oil, especially for engines that operate at high temperature.
These mineral oils contain aromatic and saturated hydrocarbons that can be easily absorbed and over time, accumulate in the body.
Correlations between repellent effects against ACP and carbon number distributions of the mineral oils were analyzed by Pearson's correlation coefficient performed using SPSS for Windows 16.
NatureFlex films offer both suitable aroma barrier and a functional barrier to mineral oil migration, which has been scientifically confirmed to last for five years.
Products stored, segregated and processed include Group I, Group IT, FDA white mineral oil, ink oils and solvents and a line of application-specific blends available for ongoing shipments.
Mineral oils can endanger human health because they can contain aromatic hydrocarbons, which are carcinogenic, and also short-chained saturated hydrocarbons, which can be easily absorbed by the body and can accumulate in several organs over a long period.
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.
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.
We are working on new packaging which allows us to meet our environmental commitments but will also contain significantly lower levels of mineral oil.
It was reported today that cereal firm Jordans has stopped using recycled cardboard while other manufacturers, including Kellogg's and Weetabix, are taking action to reduce levels of mineral oils in packaging.