Metallography Products

WoB manufacture, to order, on request, over 220 different types of metallographic solution suitable for preparing different types of metal and alloys to determine grain structure, phase identification, general structure, etc.

The table below is a summary of the common types.


Acetic Glyceregia (226)
Acetic Glyceregia (89)
Acidified Ferric Chloride
Adler's Reagent
Alkaline Sodium Picrate
Alpha Case Etchant
Barker's Reagent
Beraha's Tint Etch (155)
Beraha's Tint Etch (211)
Beraha's Tint Etch (212)

These solutions are manufactured in bulk and supplied to our on-line shop typically in 150, 250 & 500ml packaging volumes, highly concentrated products are typically supplied in 60 or 100ml volumes; if you are supplied with a 60ml volume product please take extra care and do not store the product for long periods, read the Safety Data Sheet carefully and follow its recommendations implicitly.


The shop is designed to be a repository of information regarding metallography so please query it extensively by metal or alloy, test type (Macro or Micro etch), use (Swab, Immersion, etc.) and provide some feedback if you can't get the information you require. The primary function of the shop is to provide a cheap resource for highly specific chemicals and chemical blends designed for metallography, the chemicals used in metallography are not the type of material that you want to store in bulk, in your business or allow unrestricted access to the raw materials; to this end we have designed the shop as an easy resource to purchase exactly what you need in a highly available format and to dispose of the product in a timely manner when not in use.

Please Note:

If you require larger volumes and/or a regular supply please request it from here.


Diagnostic Products

'The art of science', these solutions amplify the sensitivity and specificity of normally undetectable attributes of a material by improving its visual response via precipitation or chromaticity. Hence these solutions can be used in the field or to highlight specific attributes of a test specimen for microscopic examination.

WoB manufacture a series of 'Specialty Test' solutions designed for use in the field or a laboratory. A list of the Specialty Test solutions manufactured and distributed by WoB can be found here.

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