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Our website has been updated to reflect changes in pricing as of January 15th of this year

Cargille has made available a Water Matching Oil which matches the refractive index of water. It can be matched at either 23°C or 37°C.

Cargille has released an Acrylic Double Matching Index liquid which matches the refractive index and density of acrylic.

Please note that we have discontinued our Albumin Standards.

Please be advised that we only have limited supply of 8-12 mesh Boiling Stones due to a supplier issue. Please call for availability.

Please be advised that Immersion Oil Type LDF, the replacement for Immersion Oil Type DF is now available. It has an odor that some find offensive. Please go to the page on Immersion Oils for sizes and pricing.

Please be advised that Immersion Oil Type 37LDF, the replacement for Immersion Oil Type 37DF, is now available. Please contact us for further information.

Cargille Labs has passed its official ISO 9001:2015 audit and has copies of the certification available upon request. Click the following link for a pdf version of our certificate:

  • [ISO 9001 Certificate]

    Cargille has created new catalog numbers to more easily order high accuracy brix and refractive index standards for most temperature controlled refractometers. Please see custom made Brix liquids.

    Cargille Labs is proud to present its new line of Sub-Lux Gels. These profoundly black gels are designed to eliminate back reflection when paired with glasses of similar refractive index.

    Please contact us for the latest copies of product (M)SDS.

    Cargille Labs Certified Water for refractive index that can be used as a NIST Traceable liquid to 0 out your Brix refractometers.

    Cargille Labs release of our Multi Temperature Calibration Liquid. This liquid has been read at temperatures ranging from 20 to 70 °C.

    Cargille Labs release of Acrylic matching liquid. This liquid matches both the refractive index and refractive dispersion of Acrylic ( PMMA ).

    Cargille Labs release of Optical Gel nD = 1.52. Designed to offer a close match to BK-7 and other materials with a close refractive index.

    Cargille has started work on optical gels with various refractive indices.

    All prices are subject to change without notice. Please contact us to confirm prices.
    Site Last Modified January 15, 2019
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