Logwood extract

BOTANICAL NAME :  Haematoxylum Campechianum


The Logwood tree is small (10 to 15 meters). It has a twisted trunk and a brown-grey bark. The branches are thorny and have very small leaves. The flowers bearing 5 petals, appear in yellow clusters. The wood is very dense and doesn’t float.

Logwood has been used as a dye for centuries.

SCRD has its own Logwood plantation in Southern Nicaragua, since 2005.


The Logwood extract contains a very high Hematoxylin rate. This dye is used for staining in Biology.

SCRD is the world leader for the production of Hematoxylin.

Molecular structure of Hematoxylin

Applications :

Logwood has been used for centuries as a natural dye. It is the best source of Hematoxylin, a stain used in cytology.

As a dye, Logwood has numerous other applications : Leather and Textile industries, but also in the Paper and Ink industries.

The Logwood extract gives the water a purple/pink colour. When applied, the final colour depends on the mordant and the pH : it will go towards the reds in an acid environment and towards the blues in an alcaline environment.

Prix per kg : 206,00 € VAT Excl.

272,90 € tax excl.

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EXTRACTION PROCESSAqueous extraction, concentration, purification, spray-drying.
ASPECTPowder. Soluble in water and ethanol.
SMELLNo particular smell
PH(10 % solution) : 5.5 +/- 1

The colour of our products may vary from one lot to another, because that’s the way Nature is, but this won’t affect the technical applications.
SCRD guarantees the botanical sincerity of its products but can in no case be held responsible for the use of these products. The customer is sole responsible for using them legally, safely and in well-known applications.

These packagings are not compatible with cosmetic or pharmaceutical usages. We cannot provide a certificate of analysis for this product.


External use only. Keep away from eyes.
Can cause allergies
Keep out of reach of children
Do not store in extreme temperatures
Keep out of direct sun light

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