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Embedding Capsules, Molds & Accessories

Embedding Capsules, Molds & Accessories


PTFE Flat Embedding Mold

Flat embedding molds are machined from PTFE Resin, for electron microscopy specimen embedding .These embedding molds are designed for use with methacrylate or acrylic resins like LR White,LR Gold, Lowicryl K4M, GMA or others.

The size of the cavities 00 and the dimensions: 14mm long, 6.0mm wide and 3 mm deep and 11 cavities are in the mold.

Can be used for both low temperature UV or thermal polymerization.

The cavities in the molds can be covered with two Thermanox® cover slips of 22x60mm size or a single strip of ALCAR® film, to ensure an anaerobic polymerization.

After the proper polymerization, each of the specimen blocks can be removed by flexing the mold, and the cured resin will easily removed. To restore flatness of the mold, simply slide it back into the provided metal frame.

PTFE molds are available in 3 sizes.

11 cavities with a dimensions of 14mm long, 6.9mm wide, and 3mm deep

16 cavities with a dimensions of 14mm long, 4.8mm wide and 3mm deep

 3 cavities with a dimensions of 37.6mm long, 13.8mm wide and 3mm deep.

Catalog #

Description

Qty

3410

Flat embedding PTFE Mold with metal frame, 11 size 00 cavities.

Each

3411

Flat embedding PTFE Mold with metal frame, 16 cavities

Each
3412 Flat embedding PTFE Mold with metal frame, 3 cavities Each

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ACLAR® Film

ACLAR® Film provides an oxygen barrier when flat embedding specimens for electron microscopy and light microscopy. It separates easily from epoxy and is chemically inert.

ACLAR® is made from fluorinated-chlorinated resins. ACLAR® overcomes a number of problems regarding the processing of tissue culture cells, epoxy embedments, sectioning and observation because of its chemical inertness, non-stick property, glass clarity, flexibility and smooth surface.

It may be cut with scissors or blades and does not damage microtomy knives. It is unsurpassed in moisture barrier protection, transparent to UV and is plasticizer and stabilizer free. It is non-flammable, non-aging and has a low dielectric constant and dissipation.

ACLAR®  can be sterilized. It is crystal clear, high UV transparency, ideal for use in UV curing of embedding resin in microscopy.

ACLAR® is offered in two size and two thickness:

 203 x 254 mm (8x10”) for 0.198mm (7.8mil)

 203 x 254 mm (8x10”) for 0.0508mm (2.0 mil)

Catalog #

Description

Qty

3413 ACLAR® Film  8x10”, 7.8 mil, 10/pkg

Pkg

3414

ACLAR® Film  8x10”, 7.8 mil, 25/pkg

Pkg
3415

ACLAR® Film  8x10”, 2.0 mil, 10/pkg

Pkg
3416

ACLAR® Film  8x10”, 2.0 mil, 25/pkg

Pkg

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BEEM® Flat Embedding Mold

BEEM® Flat Embedding Mold is made of polyethylene. Critical surfaces are transparent permitting accurate specimen orientation. Produces 12 smooth flat polished blocks. Re-usable. Shipped in a  plastic box.

Catalog #

Description

Qty

341

BEEM® Flat Embedding Mold

Each

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BEEM® Embedding Capsules

Normal Size # 00
Beem embedding capsules are  made of polyethylene. The capsules are pre-shaped and produce pre-trimmed blocks. Comes with hinged cap and has a pyramid tip. Can be used in conjunction with the BEEM capsule holder Cat # 302

Small Size # 3

Made of polyethylene. Has the same design as #300, but smaller.The produced block is 5.6mm outside diameter, and has a pyramid tip. Can be used in conjunction with the BEEM capsule holder Cat # 302A
 

Catalog #

Description

Qty

300

 BEEM Embedding Capsule # 00   500/pkg

Pkg

301

 BEEM Embedding Capsule # 3     500/pkg

Pkg

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BEEM Embedding Capsules

( Hemi- Hyperboloid)

Made of polyethylene, size 00 with Hemi-Hyperboloid tip. Very useful embedding capsules for elongated tissue orientation. This capsules produce a 7.9mm outside diameter block with a hemi-hyperboloid tip.

Catalog #

Description

Qty

301A

BEEM capsules , Hemi-Hyperboloid tip, 500/pkg

Pkg

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BEEM Embedding Capsules

Normal size #00 Conical Tip

Conical tip embedding capsules, Size 00, made of polyethylene, comes with hinged cap. The capsules are also good for centrifuging precipitated matters.
Conical capsules produce 7.9mm outside diameter blocks with conical tip.

Catalog #

Description

Qty

301B

 BEEM Embedding Capsules, Size # 00 -Conical Tip, 500 / pkg

Pkg

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BEEM®  Capsule Holder

This capsule holder has 22 cavities and holds capsules in an upright position during resin filling, and polymerization. It can be illuminated from the bottom for easy specimen orientation.
Available in two sizes: one holds capsule size 00,(#300, 301A, and 301B), the other holds capsule size # 3

Catalog #

Description

Qty

302

BEEM capsule holder, Size # 00

Each

302A

BEEM capsule holder, For Size #3

Each

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BEEM® Capsule Holder

Opaque

This opaque BEEM® capsule holder is well suited

for curing resin under UV or for microwaving  your embedding media . Holds all size # 00 capsules.
 

Catalog #

Description

Qty

302-1

 BEEM Capsule holder,opaque

Each

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BEEM® Capsule Press

Quickly and safely remove polymerized blocks from capsules, #300, 301A, 301B, please note that #3 capsules need an adapter.(Included)
 

Catalog #

Description

Qty

308

 BEEM ®Capsule Press

Each

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BEEM ®Block Holder

In a numbered compartment will store up to 10 trimmed or untrimmed blocks.

Catalog #

Description

Qty

305

  BEEM® block holder, each

Each

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BEEM® is a registered trademark of Better Equipment for Electron Microscopy Inc.

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 Capsule Cutter

Capsule cutter is made of anodized aluminum block. Used with a single edge blade (#313 or 313A) to give easy and safe removal of blocks form any 8 or 6mm size capsules. Particularly useful with the harder polypropylene capsule

Catalog #

Description

Qty

300-100

  Capsule cutter

Each

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Flat Embedding Capsules

Flat bottomed capsules made of polyethylene, and are 8mm diameter (just like capsule 00)
 

Catalog #

Description

Qty

EE147-0

  Flat end capsules, polyethylene, 500/pkg

Each

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Taab Embedding Capsules

Taab manufactures an extensive range of high quality embedding capsules complete with air tight snap-on integral caps.. These capsules are 8mm diameter and available in polyethylene (soft) for low temperature embedding up to 60 °C or polypropylene (hard) for high temperature embedding up to 100 °C . This grade can also be autoclaved. There are two tip designs to choose from to produce blocks: truncated cone or truncated pyramid. Truncated cone ends in a 1.4mm diameter flat. A truncated pyramid has a 1mm square end a full flat end.

Catalog #

Description

Qty

EE123-0

 Truncated cone, polyethylene, 500.pkg

Each

EE124-0

 Truncated cone ,polypropylene,500/pkg

Each

EE131-0

 Truncated pyramid, polyethylene, 500/pkg

Each

EE132-0

 Truncated pyramid,polypropylene,500/pkg

Each

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Taab Capsule Rack

This aluminum pre-numbered rack accommodates25 Taab capsules. It is designed to permit the capsule to rest safely on its square flange thus preventing the capsules from passing through the holes. This design of rack is not suitable for other types of embedding capsules

Catalog #

Description

Qty

302-3

Taab Capsule Rack

Each

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Embedding Capsule Holder

Sturdy, long lasting embedding capsule holder made of polyethylene. It holds 15 embedding capsules or gelatin capsules size “00”.
 

Catalog #

Description

Qty

302-2

 Polyethylene capsule holder

Each

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embedding em5 topEmbedding Mold –EM5

Introducing the EM5—an innovative new design based on the widely used 8 mm size embedding mold. The unique two part design allows for easy removal of resin blocks, as well as incorporating many other advantages over currently available embedding products.

FEATURES

  • Separate base and tube sections that clip together to form the familiar capsule shape. Care should be taken that each component is free of debris before attaching together to ensure a proper seal
  • Easy removal of resin blocks achieved by simply pulling the mold apart by hand. The mold can produce blocks up to 20mm in length, however shorter blocks (~14mm) allow for easier removal. No razor blades or capsule presses required.
  • The detachable cap section allows for easier access and manipulation of a specimen. For more accurate specimen alignment a small amount of resin can be cured or partially cured before clipping to the body and completing the resin block. When fully cured they form strong homogeneous blocks
  • Each mold can be clipped to other molds, allowing for the creation of trays of desired size. For volatile resins, another cap section can be clipped on to the top of the mold creating an air tight seal.
  • Each cavity is numbered 1 to 5, whilst the end support stands have designated areas for writing indexing numbers or comments

embedding em5 bottom

embedding em5 table1 Two part mold has the 2mm cylindrical cone part and the 8mm diameter body.
Each mold can be clipped to other molds to form a multiple array.
The molds are made of polypropylene.
embedding em5 table2 Five block of 2mm cylindrical cone cap
Materials: Polypropylene
embedding em5 table3 Five block of 8mm diameter body
Material: Polypropylene
embedding em5 table4 For volatile resins another cap section can be clipped on to the top of the molds creating an air tight seal

Ordering Information

Catalog #

Description

Qty

300-5

Embedding molds-EM5, 2 part, 25 trays/pkg

Each

300-5A

300-5A 5 block cylindrical cone cap mold, 10/pkg

Each

300-5B

5 block 8mm dia. body mold, 10/pkg

Each

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Micromoulds

Unitized plastic encapsulating moulds for embedding biological specimens prior to ultra-microtomy. The Mold is comprised of 10 capsules of 8mm internal diameter (equivalent to No.00 gelatin capsules) connected by a membrane numbered from 1-10. Capsules produce a block with a pyramid shaped tip. Requires little or no final trimming. 1mm square tip. This is a self-supporting mould.

Catalog #

Description

Qty

326

Micromoulds, 10/pkg (100 capsules)

Each

326-1

 Micromoulds, 50/pkg (500 capsules)

Each

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Gelatin Capsules

These natural transparent capsules are made from hard colorless gelatin. These capsule are ideal for molding water miscible resins. They are UV transparent and are recommended for use with Lowicryl resins. Variety of sizes is available to fit most microtome specimen holders.
Also useful for storage, shipping and carrying small delicate specimens, calibration standards and apertures

Catalog #

Description

Qty

344-1

 No:000 1.37ml capacity 1000/pkg

Each

344

 No:00 0.95ml capacity 1000/pkg

Each

345

 No:0 0.68ml capacity 1000/pkg

Each

345-1

 No:1 0.50ml capacity 1000/pkg

Each

345-2

 No:2 0.37ml capacity 1000/pkg

Each

345-3

 No:3 0.30ml capacity 1000/pkg

Each

345-4

 No:1 0.21ml capacity 1000/pkg

Each

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Gelatin Capsule Holder

Sturdy, long lasting gelatin capsule holder made of polyethylene.

 It holds 15 gelatin capsules size “00” or embedding capsules.

Catalog #

Description

Qty

302-2

 Polyethylene capsule holder

Each

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 Easy Molds

Easy Molds™ a self standing embedding molds for sample preparation for electron microscopy. Available in two sizes: 8.0mm diameter, (#326-100) which correspond to Beem or Gelatin capsules size “00”, and 5.6mm diameter (#326-102) which corrrespond to BEEM® or gelatin capsules size 3.
Free standing tray contains 20 embedding compartments, free circulation of air allows even polymerization. These polyethylene molds have “see-through” tips which facilitate rapid specimen orientation.
Polymerised blocks can be removed by pushing the bottom of the mold with your thumb, and the tissue embedded block will just pop out.
For anaerobic embedding resins –LR White, GMA-the molds can be sealed from air. Used molds can be utilized for storing already sectioned blocks, and the trays are stackable.

Catalog #

Description

Qty

326-100

 Easy Molds™ ,size 00, 5 trays/pkg

Each

326-101

 Easy Molds™ ,size 00, 25 trays/pkg

Each

326-102

 Easy Molds™ ,size 3, 5 trays/pkg

Each

326-103

 Easy Molds™ ,size 3, 25 trays/pkg

Each

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Online Catalogs

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For your convenience we have also provided our latest supplemental catalogs in PDF format here.

Other catalogs may be found within the Products section.