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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
[American Can Co.] A registered trademark for a stretchable plastic film. Parafilm M is composed primarily of [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=polyolefin polyolefins] and [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=paraffin wax paraffin wax] without any added plasticizers. It is a self-sealing, moldable, film that is permeable to [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=oxygen oxygen] and [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=carbon dioxide carbon dioxide]. Parafilm M is used as a liquid and moisture barrier film for short term storage. It has also been used as a temporary supporting strip for ivory (Weisser 1978).
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[American Can Co.] A registered trademark for a stretchable plastic film. Parafilm M is composed primarily of [[polyolefin|polyolefins]] and [[paraffin|wax paraffin wax]] without any added plasticizers. It is a self-sealing, moldable, film that is permeable to [[oxygen|oxygen]] and [[carbon|dioxide carbon dioxide]]. Parafilm M is used as a liquid and moisture barrier film for short term storage. It has also been used as a temporary supporting strip for ivory (Weisser 1978).
  
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==

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Parafilm 'M'

Description

[American Can Co.] A registered trademark for a stretchable plastic film. Parafilm M is composed primarily of polyolefins and wax paraffin wax without any added plasticizers. It is a self-sealing, moldable, film that is permeable to Oxygen and dioxide carbon dioxide. Parafilm M is used as a liquid and moisture barrier film for short term storage. It has also been used as a temporary supporting strip for ivory (Weisser 1978).

Synonyms and Related Terms

Parafilm M (sp)

Other Properties

Slightly soluble in carbon tetrachloride. Insoluble in ethanol, water. Unaffected by acids, alkalis for up to 48 hours.

For a 1 mil film: Oxygen transmission = 150 ml/m2d; Water vapor transmission = 3-4 g/m2d

Melting Point 60

Additional Information

T. Drayman Weisser, "A Method for Reinforcing Fragile Ivory" JAIC 17(2): 44-47, 1978: Link

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Website address 1, Website address 1 Comment: www.probes.com/probes/legal/html
  • Teri Hensick, Teri Hensick, contributed information, 1998

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