</span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Ed Sukach @ May 14 2003, 05:46 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>Thank you for alerting me to the "latest" from Tetenal.</td></tr></table><span class='postcolor'>
What's also very interesting is the observation that all the NP ("No Plumbing" or waterless) sets are reserved for commercial and the amateur sets demand water.
Super-Stabilizers like Tetenal's STAB-WL not only brightens up the paper a bit and replaces the need for watering ("No Plumbing") but even, according to vendors, **increases** the archival qualities. its perfect for the 4th slot in a Duolab or Nova Quad and even the wash slot (instead of water) in a Nova Club or TriRapid.
The downside is that the typical unit of sale is enough concentrate for 100 liters or more.. which again.. looking at the replentishment rates that's a whole lot of stab.
Which brings us full circle, again, to the inital point of question.. How long can these concentrates be stored. A mini-lab may run through many liters in no-time flat but I'm quite far removed from being a "mini-lab"..