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Paraffin may refer to:


  • Paraffin wax, a white or colourless soft solid that is used as a lubricant and for other applications
  • Alkane, a saturated hydrocarbon
  • Kerosene, a fuel that is also known as paraffin
  • Tractor vaporising oil, a fuel
  • Liquid paraffin (medicinal), a very highly refined mineral oil used in cosmetics and for medical purposes
  • Mineral oil, any of various colorless, odorless, light mixtures of alkanes in the C15 to C40 range from a non-vegetable (mineral) source, particularly a distillate of petroleum
  • Petroleum jelly, also called soft paraffin

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Chemical Online.com (press release)
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:56:15 -0700

The Flowrox Deposition Watch was designed for the Oil & Gas industry to effectively control and monitor depositions in pipelines, with a potential to reduce paraffin deposits by as much as 0.25% of the global GDP. Linthicum, MD (PRWEB) Flowrox, a ...

Scientist (blog)

Scientist (blog)
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:03:45 -0700

The Bibby Scientific brand Electrothermal is updating its Histology range with a new paraffin section flotation bath. The new bath makes the manipulation and placement of paraffin wax sections onto glass slides both simple and efficient. With its user ...

HPCwire (blog)

HPCwire (blog)
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:21:32 -0700

The system's processors are immersed in tanks containing 35 tonnes of paraffin oil. Because there is no air cooling, the computer room can forego costly and energy-intensive air conditioning systems. According to Professor Herbert Störi of TU Wien, a ...
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 03:40:46 -0700

Austria's academic and scientific communities have devised a way of cooling supercomputers with oil usually used for making cosmetics - paraffin. Eight Austrian universities are jointly using a 32,000 core mainframe built jointly by the Vienna ...
Reuters Africa
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:33:45 -0700

July 11 (Reuters) - Sasol Ltd : * European Court substantially reduces fine imposed on Sasol for its involvement in European paraffin wax cartel. * Today European General Court reduced fine by an amount of 168.22 million euros to 149.98 million euros.
PR Newswire (press release)
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 11:26:16 -0700

Market Research Report on Global and Chinese Chlorinated paraffin Industry, 2009-2019 explores global and China's top manufacturers of Chlorinated paraffin listing their product specification, capacity, Production value, market share and more. The ...

The Guardian (blog)

The Guardian (blog)
Fri, 04 Jul 2014 16:04:22 -0700

There was a suspicion the manager's pre-match aggression was a tactic to draw a greater adversarial energy out of his mawkish foot soldiers, like tossing a dash of paraffin on to a pile of smouldering logs. Brazil had played like an angry team at the ...
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 22:56:42 -0700

An evil wicked Gutu man allegedly doused his 30-year-old girlfriend with 5L of paraffin and set her ablaze over her HIV status. According to Chronicle, ZRP Masvingo has launched a manhunt for the unidentified man from Nerupiri area who attacked his ...

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