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If you have been searching high and low for high-quality Tissue Embedding wax, you have come to just the right site. We are Poth Hille, and we are a leading Tissue Embedding wax supplier. We sell this wax, which is also commonly known as histology wax, to a range of customers all over the UK. Delivering first class customer service and dispensing expert advice when required, it’s clear to see why we are a firm favourite with so many different customers. Read on to find out everything you need to know about Tissue Embedding wax.

What is Tissue Embedding wax?

Firstly, what exactly is Tissue Embedding wax? Well, this wax is one of the most specialised that we sell. It all begins with paraffin wax – and this is something that we source really carefully to ensure that our Tissue Embedding wax is of the highest quality. The wax that we use has been specially selected for its purity, narrow carbon distribution and crystalline structure – all of which are essential to the histology process. It is then subjected to a triple filtering process before it can be introduced to any of our histology wax formulations. The result? Wax that you can be totally confident in, time after time. We have developed a solid reputation for Tissue Embedding wax across a large customer base, and that is down to the care and attention to detail that we put into each batch.


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What is it used for?

We’re a leading Tissue Embedding wax manufacturer, and we are here to answer any questions that our customers may have about the product. Answering the question ‘what is it used for?’ is actually pretty simple when it comes to histology wax. This wax is an important tool in the field of pathology. Pathologists can use it to make their diagnoses, and then go on to decide on what kind of treatment would be most suitable for their patients. Tissue (for example, a sample taken from a patient during a biopsy) is embedded in the wax, which is then cut into sections. These sections can then be examined under a microscope, allowing the pathologist to make an accurate decision regarding diagnosis and treatment.

What are the benefits of Tissue Embedding wax?

Those looking to buy Tissue Embedding wax will want to know what benefits it can offer. This kind of wax is such a valuable tool in the medical field, and we have worked hard to ensure that ours performs as it needs to. When you shop with Poth Hille, you can be sure that your histology wax will have a really low resistance to cutting, making it so easy to section off the samples that you need. You can count on its integrity too, as it will not tear, crack or deform. We have continued to refine and redevelop our wax so that it has improved elasticity, making it much more suitable for sectioning.

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If you want to find out more about us and our Tissue Embedding wax for sale, then please reach out to a member of our customer service team today. They will be able to answer your question in no time at all.

What is Tissue Embedding wax?

Tissue Wax embedding is a technique where tissue samples are infiltrated with paraffin so that they can be easily stored and examined. When needed, the sample can be sliced into thin sections that are easily studied under a microscope. If they are not required for use just yet, they can be left in wax blocks to preserve them. We stock the wax that is used in the process. Manufactured using high quality ingredients and made in adherence to a strict formula, our histology wax is a favourite with customers all over the UK.

We are one of the most experienced histology wax manufacturers in the UK. We started to make this kind of wax back in the 1960s, giving us decades upon decades of experience over some of our competitors. We know that the finest margins matter when it comes to the manufacturing of tissue embedding wax, and that is why we have maintained the very highest standards over our five decades in the field. If you are looking for excellence, time after time, then we are the tissue embedding wax manufacturers for you. We are also here to answer your questions every step of the way.

Here at Poth Hille, we stock a wide range of tissue embedding waxes for sale. Currently, you can take your pick from:

  • Histology Wax Micro (PHC 9000)
  • Histology Wax Special Filter (PHC 5457SF)
  • Histology Extra Wax (PHC 9349)
  • Histology Blue Wax (PHC 9886)
  • Histology Wax with Polymer (PHC 9009)
  • Histology Wax Low Melt Point (PHC 5254SF)
  • Histology Wax High Melt Point (PHC 9061)
  • Histology Wax with DMSO (PHC 9010)

If you are not sure which of these would be suitable for your particular application, then we would be happy to advise you and point you in the right direction.

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

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

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