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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For as long as there have been transformers, mineral oils have been the go-to dielectric fluid, serving to provide electrical insulation and cooling.
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.
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.
A low Ibt indicated high mineral oil repellency against ACP adult settling.
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.
"We are obviously accumulating mineral oil over a lifetime.