36 Plus Usage
36 Plus (33 index, Silitech) Normal cases, where normal firmness is desired: use 6 or 8 ounces in the first gallon of cool water. The number of ounces of fluid can be adjusted in the second and subsequent gallons of diluted fluid as determined by body condition and the desires of the embalmer. For a high degree of firmness: use 8 to 10 ounces of 36 Plus per gallon of water. Difficult bodies, and where there is evidence of extensive chemotherapy or decomposition: 16 to 32 ounces of 36 Plus may be used. After injection of the first gallon of diluted fluid, the embalmer should proceed as professional judgment dictates. Special Circumstances:
- If the body displays medium to severe discoloration of the face and hands, it is best to start with a mild solution to clear lividity, then increase strength to desired firmness.
- Use Water/Clot Guard when moderate to heavy clotting is anticipated or distribution seems to be poor.
- Free Flo or Plasma Flo may be used as a co-injection if congealed or clotted blood is anticipated.