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Additives

Additives is a natural or synthetic material, other than the basic raw ingredients, used in the production of a final product. For example, additives are produced by the chemicals industry to enhance the usability of metals, coatings and other chemicals. In the food industry, additives may be used to enhance flavor, appearance or shelf life. In the petrochemicals industry, many additives are marketed to improve the performance of fuels and lubricants.