Tissue Embedding Wax

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Quality under the microscope

Poth Hille are proud to be one of the market leaders in the manufacture and supply of the high-quality Tissue Embedding Waxes.

Some of our early formulations date back to the 1960s, so we can call on over 50 years of manufacturing and formulating experience to offer the widest available range of highly purified and filtered Histology Grade Paraffin Wax with premium quality additives.

For us, the process starts with special Paraffin Wax, it is a crucial element in which the histology process and as such, our Paraffin Wax is carefully selected for its purity, narrow carbon distribution and crystallin structure. It then passes through a triple filtering process before it is ready to blend into our special histology formulations.

Purity, Consistency, Choice and Value

Poth Hille Histology Waxes are characterised by low resistance to cutting, superb continuity of ribboning and no cracking or tearing on flotation. The special additives provide our Paraffin Wax with greater tensile strength and improved elasticity for sectioning.

We also can provide the ISO quality control procedure where every batch of Histology Wax has been vigorously tested, comes direct from the manufacturer keeping costs to a minimum and continuity of supply is maximised. All our Histology Waxes are IVD certified.

For companies seeking to develop their own brand identity we offer complete OEM (white label) facilities with numerous packaging options including full colour printed bags and labels. For more details please visit our Services page.

We produce over 750,000 kilos of histology waxes every year. That’s enough wax to fill 100 million tissue cassettes!

Grades of Tissue Embedding Wax

Histology Wax Micro

(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.

Histology Wax Special Filter

(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.

Histology Extra Wax

(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.

Histology Blue Wax

(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.

Histology Wax with Polymer

(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.

Histology Wax Low Melt Point

(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.

Histology Wax High Melt Point

(PHC 9061)

Highly purified higher melt point paraffin wax which has been double filtered and blended with synthetic polymers for use in hotter climates and higher ambient working temperatures. This wax is designed to be resistant to section wrinkles and wax block softening during the sectioning process. Suitable for both general infiltration and
embedding and ideal when using a sliding microtome. Available in pellet form.

Histology Wax 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.

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+44 (0)1708 526828

Poth Hille & Co Ltd
Unit 18 Easter Industrial Park,
Ferry Lane South,
Rainham,
Essex,
RM13 9BP,

Tel: +44 (0)1708 526 828
Fax: +44(0)1708 525 695
Email: info@poth-hille.co.uk