GA International XyliTUFF™ Xylene & Chemical Resistant Labels are chemical-resistant and solvent-resistant labels specifically designed for printing with barcode printers. They are capable of withstanding direct contact with, and immersion in, harsh organic solvents such as xylene, ice-cold ethanol, isopropanol, methanol, formalin, toluene, and acetone. They also withstand a number of solvents and chemicals used in other fields and in manufacturing processes, including dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), methyl ethyl ketone (MEK), acrylonitrile (CAN), industrial thinner, and brake fluid. Finally, they resist exposure to fixatives and stains, buffers, baking in ovens (up to +130°C), boiling water, and microwaves.
Coated with a permanent adhesive which resists solvents and chemicals, they remain permanently adherent, even when exposed to harsh chemicals and during long-term archival storage after processing. XyliTUFF can be used in a multitude of histological staining processes, e.g. tissue fixation using alcohols, aldehydes, and ketones. They can be incubated in different alcohol mixtures during dehydration processes, infiltration, tissue embedding in paraffin, sectioning of embedded tissue with microtomes, and the mounting of sections on microscope slides. They withstand the cleaning of tissue sections with xylene and toluene as well as the staining and counterstaining with eosin, hemotxylin, and other dyes.
Ideal for applications in the field of electron microscopy, pathology, cytology, histology, surgical and forensic pathology, immunology, analytical and organic chemistry, clinical research, and teaching laboratories. They are specifically designed to fit comfortably on microscope slides, tissue cassettes, and pathological specimen storage containers. They can be used within anatomic pathology specimen and surgical pathology specimen accession information systems as well as Laboratory Information Management System – LIMS, STARLIMS.
Chemical resistant labels that can withstand exposure to xylene, toluene, alcohols, hexane, acetone, DMSO, MEK, CAN
Ideal for the identification of microscope slides and tissue cassettes in cytology and histology labs
Can be printed with all major brands of thermal transfer barcode printers using a xylene-resistant ribbon
Will not acquire coloration from histological stands and will maintain the white background through staining procedures