[Histonet] Melting paraffin

Cheryl tkngflght <@t> yahoo.com
Tue Nov 8 11:26:11 CST 2011

 Hi Zoe-

The melting point of your paraffin depends on the paraffin!  Each type has a different additives so the melting point vs high  temp point varies and too much heat can break down the structure.  The package should have the correct set point for the product it contains--generally 3-5 degrees above the actual melting point.

For example, Tissue Tek's VIP has a melting point of 56C and a high temp stability of 65C, but Paraplast Plus has a more narrow window with a melt at 56C but a high temp stability of 62C. (pulled from the internet so pardon if I'm off a bit).

Hope this helps!

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