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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Mineral oils are used in packaging adhesives and printing inks, as well as in the manufacturing process.
Andy Sweetman, Marketing Manager Packaging and Sustainability for Innovia Films explained that mineral oil migration is obviously an area of concern for many dried food manufacturers.
Test Matrix Lubricant Moisture Aging Type Level ppm Temperature [degrees]C/ [degrees]F ISO 32 Naphthenic Mineral Oil 30 175/347 (Low) 225/437 (High) ISO 32 Paraffinic Mineral Oil 18 175/347 (Low) 225/437 (High) ISO 32 Alkylbenzene 53 175/347 (Low) 225/437 (High) ISO 46 Uncapped PAG 188 (Low) 175/347 (Low) 225/437 (High) 1015 (High) 175/347 (Low) 225/437 (High) ISO 46 Dicapped PAG 136 (Low) 175/347 (Low) 225/437 (High) 974 (High) 175/347 (Low) 225/437 (High) ISO VG68 Linear Poe 109 (Low) 175/347 (Low) 225/437 (High) 980 (High) 175/347 (Low) 225/437 (High) ISO VG68 Branched POE 102 (Low) 175/347 (Low) 225/437 (High) 1020 (High) 175/347 (Low) 225/437 (High) ISO VG68 Mixed POE 101 (Low) 175/347 (Low) 225/437 (High) 997 (High) 175/347 (Low) 225/437 (High)
In our study, we may well conclude that the rapeseed oil can be used instead of the mineral oil for engines that operate at high temperatures.
Increasing frequency of fire accidents in mineral oil based transformers and its non-biodegradable nature has led to an increasing consumption of bio-based transformer oils, which are incombustible and non-toxic in nature.
It also offers advantages for packing and converting such as inherent dead fold and anti-static properties, high gloss and transparency, resistance to grease and oil, good barrier to gases, aromas and mineral oils and a wide heat-seal range.
Many companies have realised the problem and recently some have changed their packaging materials to fresh fibre paperboard printed with inks free of mineral oil.
In 2010, a study by Zurich Food Safety Authority scientists using a dedicated measuring method had detected alarming levels of mineral oil residues from cardboard packaging in food.
Weetabix is also considering new packaging after a Swiss study found that in 75% of boxes made from recycled newspaper, potentially toxic mineral oils could seep into cereals.
We are obviously accumulating mineral oil over a lifetime.
The suggestion that mineral oil is much safer to use for massage and skin care (Unite/CPHVA 2010a, b) was more difficult to confirm or refute.