Preservative


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preservative

[pri′zər·vəd·iv]
(materials)
A chemical added to foodstuffs to prevent oxidation, fermentation, or other deterioration, usually by inhibiting the growth of bacteria.

Preservative

A substance that inhibits decay, infection, or attack by fungi and insects in timber.

preservative

1. A product, such as creosote, used to make wood waterproof or immune against attack by insects, etc.
2. A protective coating on a metal surface.
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As preservative blends possess the innate nature of propelling the shelf life and maintaining the quality, robust demand is being witnessed from food sector.
The demand for premium preservative free ophthalmology products in Canada is on a steady rise.
The challenge today is meeting the demand for more natural preservative solutions while providing the same efficacy and broad spectrum protection of traditional preservatives such as DMDMH and MIT.
Product: Proxel LSR Preservative Attributes: Introduced to the European market, it is a dual-active, broad-spectrum wet-state preservative for industrial, water-based products preventing spoilage caused by microorganisms.
While opposing the application for preservative order sought by the counsel to the plaintiffs, counsel to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd defendants, Barrister Jide Obisakin, who is also the state director of litigations argued that the order was targeted at ambushing the defendants in the suit.'
The extract of this plant was evaluated as a preservative at 0.2% (w/w) use level in two different base formulations (emulsion and gel).
However, there's also a downside to food preservatives: Some of them have been associated with health risks.
"I'd rather see my cats eat a very small amount of a chemical preservative and ensure that they aren't eating rancid food.
Preservative penetration (Cu) was measured based on the color indicator on the freshly cut wood surface of treated timber as described by the American Wood Preservers' Association (AWPA 2003) in both longitudinal and cross-sectional surfaces for all samples with the help of a scanner and Adobe Photoshop software (Islam et al.
The results of studies examining the effect of preservatives on urine culture results are conflicting.
A case of life-threatening infections clue to preservative absence in a topical cream and audit demonstrating magnitude of the problem.