[Histonet] Paraplast Plus/Lost wax

Jackie M O'Connor Jackie.O'Connor <@t> abbott.com
Thu Feb 1 09:02:37 CST 2007

And if the kids start to taste almonds while working with the DMSO, they 
should probably stop. 

"Ford Royer" <froyer <@t> bitstream.net> 
Sent by: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
02/01/2007 08:48 AM

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RE: [Histonet] Paraplast Plus/Lost wax

My first thought was the same as Cheryl's that there may be unwanted 
(from the polymers & plastics) left over from the "burn out".  Also, the 
used in the "Lost Wax" method is normally a combination of pure paraffin 
bees wax in a ratio of about 60/40.  But as Cheryl suggests - try it out 
a practice piece and see what happens.  If it works with no residue, I 
then recommend that the instructor procure some bees wax (available at all
craft stores) and add that to their Paraplast for even better results. 
may find that Paraplast alone is too brittle to handle when harden.  The
bees wax makes the mixture more malleable for easier finishing touch-ups
before final molding.

If the Paraplast is found unsuitable due to the aforementioned concerns,
then there are other things that the school could use it for.  I donated
some old embedding media to my kid's school to make candles and fire
starters that they sold at a school-wide crafts fair as a fund raiser.
Contact me "Off List" for more detail if interested.

~ Ford

Ford M. Royer, MT(ASCP)
Minnesota Medical, Inc.
7177 Madison Ave. W.
Golden Valley, MN 55427-3601
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From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
[mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Cheryl 
Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2007 5:12 PM
To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: RE: [Histonet] Paraplast Plus/Lost wax

Lost wax methods require the wax 'burn out' completely when heated prior 
casting. With the plastics in the wax--there might be a residue.

Only one way to find out--try it!

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