Dental Wax by Cavex, Medium, 23 Sheets, 18.6 cm x 8.9 cm x 1.5 mm thick, 500g
Select from three different grades:
Appearance: Red to pink waxy solid
Odor: Pleasant and characteristic
Boiling Point: > 250°C (482°F)
Melting Point: 58°C (136°F)
Autoignition Temperature: > 350°C (662°F)
Density (Water=1): 0.85
CAS # Not known
Sheet Dimensions: 18.6 cm x 8.9 cm x 1.5 mm thick
23 sheets, 500g, per box
Use these excellent quality dental waxes to make boats (e.g. trufs) for glass knives, sealing tight to prevent leakage. All three grades are soft and pliable at room temperature, yet they all possess the ideal characteristics for other microscopy and histology laboratory procedures including mincing. For the making of "trufs", we recommend the "soft" formulation. Simply cut out a small piece, shape it around the knife, and melt the edges with gentle heat for a good water-tight seal.
Although the Cavex wax was originally developed by some of Europe's very best dental chemists, the product also finds wide application as a general impression wax and is also the preferred wax in many segments of the lost wax casting industry.
Let's remove some of the mystery about dental waxes:
Yes, there is some amount of confusion about the importance of color. Every day we have someone calling up and asking for "red" wax or "pink" wax or even sometimes "blue" wax. The color is artificially added, in part to help distinguish, for marketing purposes, one brand from another, and also at times, for the convenience of the customer who is trying to keep one grade separate from another. But one vendors "pink" could very well be another vendor's "red" and and after giving a lot of thought to this dilemma, have decided to offer the products as they were formulated: hard, medium and soft. So we wanted to make that point so that you do not express undue concern about "color"!
Are all dental waxes the same?
Some of our customers would like to believe that there are no differences between products and in some cases, tough as it is to admit, they are right. But dental wax is not one of them. We now offer only the Cavex brand, known worldwide, and in many countries as the preferred brand of dental wax by dentists. Our technical people have visited the Cavex manufacturing facilities and came away highly impressed with the level of concern about detail, their extensive quality assurance and quality control facilities, not the least of which is their certification according to the provisions of the Council Directive 93/42/EEC of June 14,1999 concerning Medical Devices, against ISO 9001 and EN 46001. And all three grades bear the CE marking of conformity. We are not aware of any other wax similarly qualified that is being used in applications in microscopy and histology. Also we present for the benefit of our present and prospective customers, a typical certificate of analysis that is generated with each batch.
Cover slip sealing applications:
Because of the high homogeneity of the Cavex waxes, they are the ideal choice for the sealing of cover slips on microscope slides.
Yes, hard as it might be to believe, the SPI Dental Wax is also used worldwide for making complex shapes and it can be easily formed using the fingers of the two hands. After one has made the desired shape, it is further contoured and smoothed by rubbing (with a bit of water). Generally speaking, one need not employ release agents, as the typical polymers used will not adhere or stick to the SPI wax. The wax can be recycled and used over again, so one initial purchased can last the busy craftsman for some considerable period of time.