[Histonet] Hematoxylin Shortage

Joe Nocito jnocito <@t> satx.rr.com
Sat Mar 29 19:54:20 CDT 2008

sounds a lot like the oil crisis.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Ray" <darkdaym <@t> comcast.net>
To: <histonet <@t> pathology.swmed.edu>
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2008 6:32 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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