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Mothballing

A practice in which a company keeps equipment in a factory or other production facility in working order but does not use it on a constant basis. This is useful when a company has high operating costs and it would be more expensive to use the facility. Mothballing allows the company to save its expenses and still use the facility when needed.

mothballing

see CAPACITY.
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The ministry said although no deaths from mothballs has been reported in New Zealand, at least two people need hospital treatment in every three years for ingesting flakes or mothballs.
John Lewis, the Oxford Street department stores in central London, admitted that it no longer stocks traditional mothballs.
We keep open containers of mothballs in the storage area and in our motor home.
Carpets and upholstery co-mingled with mothballs should be vacuumed thoroughly, with vacuum cleaner bags containing mothball traces emptied immediately outdoors.
When the adventurers return through the doors at the end of the film the mothballs are back.
When analyzing use of specific products, the researchers found a significant correlation between use of mothballs and NHL, although not a clear dose-response relationship.
Perhaps hoping to follow the business model set forth by these groups, several investors have emerged to bring additional EAF plants out of mothballs.