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Paraffin – polyisobutylene mixture
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56-57 °C (lit.)
56-57 °C



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room temp

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General description

Paraplast® is a paraffin–polyisobutylene mixture for tissue embedding and infiltration. It is a refined combination of highly purified paraffin with plastic polymers. It produces minimal tissue compression and wrinkle-free sections and cuts to 4 μm thickness with excellent ribbon continuity.


Paraplast® has been used for tissue embedding and in the following applications:
  • to screen major groups of vertebrates for the presence of cardiac smooth muscle and its phylogenetic distribution in terrestrial and aquatic turtles
  • to study the relationship between membrane impedance and dendrite length of hippocampal neurons
  • to compare the regenerative properties of human stem cells of the apical papilla as an alternative to other dental stem cells

Features and Benefits

  • Minimal tissue compression.
  • Produces wrinkle-free sections.
  • Excellent ribbon continuity.

Other Notes

Double filtered paraffin wax in pellet form.

Legal Information

Paraplast is a registered trademark of Leica Biosystems

Storage Class

11 - Combustible Solids




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Eyeshields, Gloves, type N95 (US)

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