[Histonet] Hematoxylin Shortage

Gayle Callis gayle.callis <@t> bresnan.net
Sat Mar 29 12:22:28 CDT 2008


Then what we supposed to do?  Stockpile commercial the popular commercial 
mixtures, and let them outdate on the shelf?  Maybe we need to go back to 
making our own solutions, with dry powders.   I would assume higher prices 
from shippers may bemay be more linked to shi

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Ray" <darkdaym <@t> comcast.net>
To: <histonet <@t> pathology.swmed.edu>
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2008 5:32 PM
Subject: [Histonet] Hematoxylin Shortage

> Dear Histonetters,
> My company distributes Hematoxylin Powder and manufactures Hematoxylin 
> Solutions for Histology.  We have reliable information regarding the 
> Hematoxylin shortage.  All the world's crude Hematoxylin had been produced 
> by a plant in Campeche, Mexico which has closed.  One of the  major 
> producers of purified Hematoxylin is trying to take up the slack by 
> importing Logwood logs and extracting the dye at its plant in another 
> country.  Of course shipping whole logs is much more expensive than 
> shipping crude Hematoxylin, so the cost of production has risen and less 
> dye is being produced.   Be prepared for higher prices and shortages.  It 
> appears that crude Hematoxylin production will soon begin again in 
> Campeche. This should lead to lower prices and increased supplies within 
> about a year.
> Mark Ray
> E K Industries
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