Cleaning Proteins from Commercial Kitchen Equipment

26 May 2015

When cleaning stationary equipment exposed to raw or cooked proteins, clean with Tergazyme® using the following method: Make a fresh solution of Tergazyme® using 2/3 cup in 4 gallons of warm water (See Table 2). For effective cleaning only use warm water, NOT hot water, to avoid having the hot water degrade the enzyme. Tergazyme® solution should be ...

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Cleaning Beer Filters

20 May 2015

Q. We’re looking for a beer filtration system cleaner that will effectively remove beta-glucan build up. What do you recommend? A. Tergazyme® is used to clean plate and frame filters that are used in filtering beer.  Use a warm 0.5% Tergazyme® solution (5 g/L)  to soak the filters followed by a potable water rinse.  The […]

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Cleaning Carbide Inserts & Bits

18 May 2015

Q. I would like to talk with someone about a process for measuring cleanliness of carbide inserts and drill bits prior to coating. A. We typically recommend cleaning carbide inserts and bits using a warm, but not hot 1% solution of Alconox® detergent (10 g/L or 1.25 oz/gal) followed by a cooler ambient temperature rinse and very prompt water removing drying -- wipe, blow off, centifuge, dip in alcohol or water displacing fluid or oil.

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Commercial Kitchen Cleaning: Smallware and Cookware

12 May 2015

When cleaning cookware and smallwares you need cleaning solutions that are powerful enough to penetrate, break down and help lift and remove food soils. But these commercial detergents also need to be drain-safe, safe on aluminum and coated pans, and non caustic. Enter Liquinox™ and Alconox® -- an essential pair of critical commercial kitchen cleaning solutions for cookware and smallware. Both are specially formulated to leave wares clean and residue free with minimum effort required.

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Alconox at FCE Pharma 2015

11 May 2015

Join us in São Paulo, Brazil on May 12-14, at the Transamérica Expo Center for FCE Pharma 2015. Alconox Inc. is at Booth #E91 Come visit our booth to receive our unique Alconox gifts, expert technical support for critical cleaning applications and detergent samples. Hope to see you there!

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Cleaning Commercial Kitchen Stainless Steel

11 May 2015

When heat, moisture, and food oils come together inside a stainless steel cavity, you’re left with a unique cleaning and maintenance challenge. Not only do you have to combat scale, but grease can act as a barrier that actually prevents most scale removers from tackling it. Worse than that, over time, as scratches to the surface naturally occur, rust can start to appear. It can be like watching your investment erode right before your eyes.

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See you at BIOMEDevice Boston

04 May 2015

Join us in Boston, MA on May 6-7, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center for BIOMEDevice East 2015. Alconox Inc. is at Booth #420. Come visit our booth to receive our unique Alconox gifts, expert technical support for critical cleaning applications and detergent samples. Hope to see you there! Click here for more information: http://biomedevice.mddionline.com/

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Detergents for Cleaning Tantalum

04 May 2015

Q. I visited the Alconox booth at MDM East in New York and wanted to follow up our conversation about cleaning tantalum. Does the detergent recommendation change if we do automated vs. manual cleaning? A. Tantalum cannot be cleaned with classic high alkaline cleaners that contain sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide. It is recommended to clean tantalum […]

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Is Alconox Scented?

29 April 2015

Q. Is Alconox scented in any way? Does it contain any botanical ingredients or aromatic compounds? We are conducting a bioassay involving insect attraction to plant volatiles. Because of this, we need a cleaner that will not confound our results. A. Thanks for your question about the fragrance and botanical content of Alconox. Alconox does not contain any fragrances or botanical extracts or compounds. Alconox does contain . . .

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Ambient Temperature for Cleaning

28 April 2015

Q. I am manufacturing engineer and I have a question regarding Alconox powdered precision cleaner. Your catalog says that the minimum cleaning temperature when using Alconox should be ambient temperature. How much is Ambient Temperature exactly? Our clean rooms have a temperature of approximately 21°C, which means that after heating it for preparation it will cool down through the day. Should we keep it over 21 °C?

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