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.
E K Industries
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