Tissue Embedding Wax – Quality under the microscope.
Poth Hille take pride in being a market leader in the manufacture and supply of the highest quality tissue embedding waxes. With over 40 years experience we can offer the widest range of highly purified and filtered paraffin wax with premium quality additives providing greater tensile strength and improved elasticity when sectioning.
Our waxes are characterised by low resistance to cutting, superb continuity of ribboning and no cracking or tearing on flotation
We can provide the histologist with peace of mind that every batch of wax has been vigorously tested and comes direct from the manufacturer keeping costs to a minimum and continuity of supply is maximised
For companies seeking to develop their own brand identity we offer OEM (white label) facilities with numerous packaging and labelling options. For more details please visit our Services page.
Grades of Tissue Embedding Wax
Histowax 9000 (PHC 9000)
Our biggest seller! Recommended for all general tissue embedding and sectioning use. A highly refined and filtered paraffin containing microcrystalline additive providing superior tissue infiltration, low resistance to cutting and superb ribbon continuity. This product allows great section shape with no expansion. Available in 1kg, 2kg, 2.5kg, 5kg bags as well as 10kg and 25kg cartons.
Histowax 5457SF (PHC 5457SF)
Pure paraffin of the highest quality, double filtered to 1 micron. The translucent appearance of the wax allows for excellent tissue visibility. This is an additive free product which makes de-paraffination easier with all types of clearing agents. Available in 1kg, 2kg, 2.5kg, 5kg bags as well as 10kg and 25kg cartons.
Histowax Extra (PHC 9349)
Pelletized pure paraffin wax with plastic co-polymers giving excellent infiltration characteristics and can be used for hard or fibrous tissue including decalcified specimens. Its plasticity provides improved tensile strength and elasticity producing excellent sections with minimal compression. Ideal for hotter climates. Available in 1kg, 2kg, 2.5kg, 5kg bags as well as 10kg and 25kg cartons.
Histowax Blue (PHC 9886)
Pure paraffin wax, with a light blue tint, highly refined with the addition of synthetic polymers enabling rapid impregnation. Highly recommended for use in immunoperoxidise procedures. The colour of the wax makes it easier to visualise small biopsies imparting tissue contrast under the microscope. Available in 1kg, 2kg, 2.5kg, 5kg bags as well as 10kg and 25kg cartons.
Histowax Polymer Added (PHC 9009)
A highly purified paraffin wax with the addition of synthetic polymers suitable for all general embedding and sectioning use. Characterised by low shrinkage on cooling, excellent sectioning performance with no expansion. Superb cutting ease and ribbon continuity. Available in 1kg, 2kg, 2.5kg, 5kg bags as well as 10kg and 25kg cartons.
Histowax Low Melt (PHC 5254SF)
Recommended for lower temperature tissue infiltration to prevent distortion or damage. The addition of microcrystalline wax produces a low viscosity product providing complete infiltration of tissue whilst maintaining the highest standards of sectioning and ease of clearing. Available in 1kg, 2kg, 2.5kg, 5kg bags as well as 10kg and 25kg cartons.
Histowax High Melt Point (PHC 9060)
Pure paraffin of melting point 58-60°c with added plastic polymers formulated specifically for use in hotter climates preventing the wax pellets from blocking is storage and transportation. This formula is resistant to section wrinkles and wax block softening during the sectioning process. Excel is also suitable for general infiltration and embedding and ideal for use with a sliding microtome. Available in 1kg, 2kg, 2.5kg, 5kg bags as well as 10kg and 25kg cartons.
Histowax 9010 with DMSO (PHC 9010)
A highly purified paraffin wax with polymer and a small addition of Dimethyl Sulfoxide (DMSO). This product is recommended for use is larger tissue samples or where improved tissue infiltration is necessary Benefits include faster tissue penetration and enhanced tissue preservation characteristics. Available in 1kg, 2kg, 2.5kg, 5kg bags as well as 10kg and 25kg cartons.
Infiltrating Histowax (PHC 9054)
Pure histology grade paraffin wax having the benefit of a low molecular weight allowing for fast
Infiltration of the tissue sample. PHC 9054 has a lower melting point (54-56°C) and reduced viscosity which can benefit the user when infiltrating smaller and more delicate samples as well as easy cutting on the block. Compatible with all our other grades of histology wax. Available in 1kg, 2kg, 2.5kg, 20kg bags as well as 10kg and 20kg cartons