RE: [Histonet] SurgiPath Paraffin

From:"Bill Sinai"

Dear All,

Many years ago a fellow in Australia was manufacturing wax for histology and
I was assisting him during testing.  He assured me that it was perfectly
normal for any wax stored for long periods to have some "crud" at the bottom
of the container and that if you stirred the container it would go away.
Apparently it has something to do with some of the wax being slightly denser
and separates out from the other.

All the best

Bill Sinai

Chief Hospital Scientist
Tissue Pathology ICPMR

Westmead Hospital

Westmead NSW 2145

Phone 02 9845 7774

Fax 02 9687 2330

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of LaDonna G.
Sent: Wednesday, 16 August 2006 5:27 AM
To: Jackie M O'Connor; Kim Tournear
Cc: Histonet;
Subject: RE: [Histonet] SurgiPath Paraffin

Have the same issues with paraplast that I purchase from Fisher.  It is a
settlement (stays on the bottom/floor of the units) therefore I don't have
any issues with it getting into my product.   


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Jackie M
Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2006 1:23 PM
To: Kim Tournear
Cc: Histonet;
Subject: Re: [Histonet] SurgiPath Paraffin

In the paraffin production process, some dust and a bit o' dirt can get

into the process - it's harmless.   I know if you call Ken Urban at

Surgipath Industries in Richmond, Illinois - he will ease your mind.  He's a

Jackie O'

Kim Tournear 
Sent by:
08/15/2006 12:47 PM


[Histonet] SurgiPath Paraffin

Hi all,
  I use the SurgiPath infiltration paraffin and the embedding paraffin in my
lab....I've noticed a lot of "grit" in my paraffin chamber (embedding
station) as well as the stations on the tx processor.  It's not lot#
specific....I'm changing all paraffin stations on the processor every Friday
as well as emptying out the embedding chamber (cleaning with xylene and 100%
alcohol, as well as the filter) and by Monday, the grit is there again.
Anyone out there having the same problem???Any help would be appreciated...

Kim Tournear, HT (ASCP), QIHC (ASCP)
Specialists in Dermatology
Tucson, AZ

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