Paraffin wax blended with synthetic polymers, Solidification point: 50-54°C, Surgipath® Paraplast XtraSupplier: Leica Microsystems
Paraplast Xtra is recommended for lower temperature infiltration which aids in the prevention of tissue distortion. It is composed of a unique blend of low molecular weight polymers and highly purified paraffins for compression resistance and ribbon continuity. Low viscosity permits complete infiltration of dense tissue. It has a melting point of 50-54° C.