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Paramat is the original British blend of paraffin wax and plastic polymers and it has been used in histology labs throughout the world for over 20 years. It has been found that when plastic polymers are added to the paraffin the elasticity of the final block is greater as compared with paraffin alone. As well the mixture offers improved tissue penetration, easier ribboning of sections, reduced tendency to crumble, and improved overall results with fibrous tissue.
A recent development to Paramat is the addition of a very small amount of dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) which produces PARAMAT EXTRA. This formulation offers additional advantages, such as faster penetration of the tissue with a more homogeneous matrix to support the specimen.
Appearance: Milky-white, pastilles.
Crystalline Structure under the microscope: Needles & Platelets.
Effect of heating (@ 60°C/ 100g): Clear melt within max. 16 hrs.
Sakura Finetek - High-quality paraffin for processing and embedding. Quality prepared wax - allows optimal sample preparation
Allows reduced compression in sections as thin as 2µ
Melts at 56°C to protect samples from excessive heat
Will not discolor or produce resin precipitate
Small pellets for rapid melting in tissue processors/embedding centers.
Leaves no plasticizer residue to clog paraffin lines
Adhesion of sections Very good; protein, to microscope slides: glycerol etc. is not required to hold the section in place.
Paramat Extra Paramat Extra
Free acid content: Max. 0.01%.
Block Structure: No mottling, no shrinking.
Block Solidification (Room Temperature): About 2 hrs.
DMSO content (Paramat Extra- only): Less than 0.1%.
1 kilo 10 kilo
Paraplast Embedding Medium Paraplast X-tra
Handy pellet form melts rapidly. Melting Point 53-54°C. Cuts to 2 micron thickness with exceptional ribbon continuity. Extra compression resistance provides total support of tissues.
Paraplast X-tra Paraplast X-tra
Reduces infiltration time by one-third. Cuts to 2 micron thickness with excellent ribbon continuity. Convenient pellet form melts rapidly. Melting point 56°C. Double filtered. No need for filtration before use.
Paraplast plus Paraplast plus
Handy pellet form melts rapidly. Melting Point 56°C. Cuts to 4 micron thickness with excellent ribbon continuity – no crumbling or cracking. Double filtered. No need for filtration before use.
Paraplast Medium Paraplast Medium
Peel Away Paraffin Embedding Wax A New low melting point polymer paraffin is introduced in the Peel-A-Way line for routine Histology work.
This new paraffin formulation is more translucent and allows for small dermatological and biopsy speci- mens to be seen and sectioned easier.
Its lower polymer content is easier to remove with all cleaning agents. (deparaffinization) Its lower viscosity allows for complete infiltration using routine times established for most tissue processors.
These new paraffins are sold in 2.5 kg lined paper and re-closable with a clip bag, and 4 bags per case.
Peel away embedding molds see page 554
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Melting Point 52 – 54ºC Melting Point 52 – 54ºC Melting Point 56 – 58ºC Melting Point 56 – 58ºC Melting Point 62 – 64ºC Melting Point 62 – 64ºC