use as

use someone or something as something

to make someone or something function as something. (See also use someone or something as an excuse.) You have used me as your tool! I don't like your using my car as your private taxi.
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For instance in the VA 1-66 rehabilitation contract the contractor set up a crushing plant at a visitor center that was within the project limits and crushed the old pavement for use as aggregate base material, with very little truck traffic impacting the large numbers of daily commuters.
Plas-Chek 775 epoxidized soybean oil for use as a secondary plasticizer and secondary heat stabilizer in flexible PVC.
Vulcanized oils for use as nonextractable plasticizers.
As a result CPAs should advise companies using business aircraft to be prepared to document reasons such as those listed above--and any other business purposes--to help defend aircraft use as an ordinary expense.
CPAs can use a cost-benefit analysis to document the position held and the hourly cost and value of the passengers.
These materials are available for use as loose powders or fixed onto a substrate--like paper or metal, in the case of diamond.
Proper selection of polymer, filler, plasticizer, curatives and other additives such as tackifiers, as described in this article, can result in roll compounds that work as well during use as they did in the manufacturing plant.
Plas-Check 775 epoxidized soybean oil for use as a secondary plasticizer and secondary heat stabilizer in flexible PVC.