blotting paper

Tom Glenn tomgl at
Sat Nov 1 22:58:36 EST 1997

Denville Scientific has an exact equivalent of Whatman's 3MM and 3Chr
papers.  Their product is made in Pennsylvania from US cotton.  Whatman also
uses US cotton but manufactures the product in England as so has to include
2 ocean voyages in their price.

Both Fisher and VWR charge most academic institutions between $150 and $165
for Whatman 3MM.  Stockrooms have it for around $149.  Denville sells their
product for between $109 (on special) and $114.

I'll bet you will never guess why I know so much about this stuff!


Stephen Billington wrote in message
<34590CCD.CB6BD843 at>...
>For the longest time, we have used regular "desk blotter" paper for all
>sequencing and Western blotting applications.  We buy the paper from
>stationery stores.  It is usually sold in a standard size for desk
>blotters (plenty big for a sequencing gel) and is a bit thicker than
>3M.  It is about 1/3 - 1/5th the price of 3M.
>> khopp wrote:
>> >
>> > Hello all,
>> >
>> > Anyone recommend a good source for Whatmann 3M paper of the
>> sequencing
>> > gel size?

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