Re: [Histonet] Hematoxylin Shortage

From:"Mark Tarango"

I hope they learned from their mistakes and don't stick all the logs on one
boat for export.

On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 4:32 PM, Mark Ray  wrote:

> 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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