One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A colourless petroleum distillate, especially liquid paraffin, used medicinally and in the food and plastic industries.
- ‘Medical white oils are highly refined oils that have pharmacopoeia approval and are available from OEM Lubricants Ltd.’
- ‘In pharmaceuticals petrolatum and white oils provide a convenient anhydrous base for topical products, while the higher viscosity white oils are also used as laxatives.’
- ‘Schaeffer manufactures a variety of white oils for use within the textile manufacturing and processing industries.’
- ‘The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of medicinal white oils and paraffins by catalytic hydrogenation using a nickel-containing catalyst.’
- ‘Penreco also makes white oils at its plant in Dickinson, Texas, which is running at normal levels.’
- ‘White oils are hydrophobic, colorless, tasteless, odorless, and do not change color over time.’
- ‘Consumption of white oils is associated with inflammation, cancer, and cardiovascular disease.’
- ‘In the food industry medical grade white oils get used as dough divider oils, release agents and constituents of both coatings and wrapping papers.’
- ‘You can find our white oils in products ranging from baby oils and lotions to sunscreens, tissues, and antibiotics.’
- ‘In addition two medical white oils were tested, one naphthenic and one paraffinic.’
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