Re: [Histonet] Hematoxylin Shortage

From:"Joe Nocito"

is that something like "don't put all your eggs in one basket"
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Tarango" 
To: "Mark Ray" 
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2008 6:10 PM
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Hematoxylin Shortage

>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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