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pe ruh fuhn

  • n  from crude petroleum; used for candles and for preservative or waterproof coatings
  • n  a series of non-aromatic saturated hydrocarbons with the general formula CnH(2n+2)
  • n  (British usage) kerosine

  • The paraffin process seemed likely to win back for the steamship companies a good share of that business, perhaps even increase consumption by lowering Eastern market prices.
  • Previously, subtitles were the result of applying a protective coating of paraffin wax, then stamping the words onto each frame in a zinc strip.
  • And choose soy, vegetable wax or beeswaxall renewable and biodegradable materialsover paraffin wax candles, which are petroleum based.
News & Articles

  • Digital 3-D atlas of brain reveals tiny details
    In this photo provided by Katrin Amunts, Karl Zilles, Alan C. Evans, researchers use a microtome to cut sections from a brain preserved in paraffin wax into slivers 20-micrometers thick, resulting in over 7,400 slices.
    June 20, 2013 - Washington Examiner
  • LGC Genomics and Covaris, Inc. Announce FFPE DNA Extraction Partnership
    WOBURN, Mass., June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LGC Genomics and Covaris, Inc. announced they are partnering to develop an innovative solution for the high-throughput extraction of Nucleic Acids from Formalin-Fixed, Paraffin Embedded (FFPE) tissue samples. Covaris recently introduced a kit...
    June 19, 2013 - PR Newswire

  • Neelie Kroes in GMA
    The 'paraffin mafia' cartel ran from 1992 to 2005,Kroes said.
  • Juan Uribe in ESPN
    Better yet, the Dominican police found out that my gun was not discharged, and the paraffin tests on me were also negative,Uribe said.
  • Kalonzo Musyoka in Capital FM
    The customers who have been relying on charcoal and paraffin to cook will then turn to gas, and thus promote environmental conservation,Mr Musyoka noted.

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