sounds a lot like the oil crisis.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Ray"
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2008 6:32 PM
Subject: [Histonet] Hematoxylin Shortage
> 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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