A Century of Innovation in Laboratory Sciences

Since 1924, Cargille Laboratories has been at the forefront of specialized services in the laboratory sciences. Our journey began with the development and manufacturing of optical liquids and has since expanded into a broad spectrum of laboratory disciplines, including preservatives and density standards. As we celebrate our 100th anniversary, we reflect on our rich history of leading the way in immersion oil development and standardization, contributing significantly to the microscopy field.

From our humble beginnings to becoming a leader in our industry, each step has been fueled by our dedication to delivering exceptional value and service. Our centennial is not just a celebration of our past achievements but a vibrant testament to our ongoing commitment to the future.

Join us as we commemorate a century of excellence and look forward to continuing our legacy of innovation and service in the laboratory sciences.

Thank you for being a part of our history and our future!


Business Hours:
Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 4:45pm

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Purchase Direct from Cargille or from your favorite Distributor

Our minimum order requirement is quite modest and is easily met by customers purchasing directly from Cargille, or you can always have your preferred laboratory supply distributor handle the order for you.


Need assistance finding a liquid? Just email our technical department.

Recent Product News


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 we only have limited supply of 8-12 mesh boiling stones due to a supplier issue. Please call for availability.


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.