Join Us at Cosmoprof North America

15 July 2019

Join Alconox Inc. at Cosmoprof North America in Las Vegas, July 28-30, 2019. When you’re at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, stop by booth #42369 to receive our unique gifts, expert technical support for your critical cleaning applications, and detergent samples.

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Clean in Place “Hacks” for Water Spots

08 July 2019

A: A two-step cycle with a base followed by an acid, whether it be CIP cleaning or in a large scale liquid dispensing system washer, is a robust and, when needed, is a recommended process. Water spots typically occur because of two main mechanisms....

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Cold Cleaning

30 June 2019

Q: We are a large biotech and in an effort to go green with our cleaning, we are exploring cold cleaning (cleaning with cold water) using your detergents. A: Cold cleaning is a very reasonable approach for energy conservation, and in short, its effectiveness depends on the details of the application.

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Non Hazardous Replacement for N-Propyl Bromide

25 June 2019

Q: What can we do to replace n-propyl bromide? We are cleaning grease and oil from stainless steel. We had heard Citranox might do the job well. A: The compound n-propyl bromide is often used in vapor degreasing and is considered to be associated with some serious health risks and is hazardous. We would certainly recommend you switch to a drain-safe, biodegradable, aqueous detergents.

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Cleaning Stressed Polycarbonate

18 June 2019

Q. In the past you have recommended a specific detergent type detergent for our sensitive plastics (stressed polycarbonate), mentioning that it does not have a surfactant. Can you elaborate for us why?

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Alconox Inc. EHS Policy Statement

17 June 2019

Alconox Inc. understands that, as suppliers of chemical products, we have a responsibility to protect the health, and safety of our employees, customers and environment. In support of this, we are committed to conducting business in a safe and environmentally beneficial manner that promotes the health of our employees, customers, community and to high standards of Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) performance.

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Advanced Cleaning: Relationship Between Conductivity, Surface Tension and pH

11 June 2019

Q: I am doing a conductivity study using Alconox detergent. I am seeing that the pH and Surface Tension listed on the COA differs between lots. Do you think these variables affect conductivity enough to alter my results? A: Here’s the short answer... Surface tension does not have any interactive relationship with conductivity; pH has a very small, essentially negligible interaction with conductivity; and concentration and temperature are much bigger causes of change in conductivity.

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Water Spots on Medical Devices After Washer Cleaning

28 May 2019

Q. We are washing stainless medical devices in a washer and are getting water spots. We are using Solujet and Citrajet. What’s causing this problem? A. Water spots typically occur because of two main reasons: the orientation of the parts in the washer is trapping dirty wash water and/or detergent dosing is insufficient.

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CIP

Static and Dynamic Spray Balls for Clean in Place

27 May 2019

Q. What are the differences between Static and Dynamic spray balls in CIP machines? A. The typical considerations in using either static or dynamic spray balls in CIP (clean-in-place) are that....

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Alconox Inc. at MD&M East NYC 2019

23 May 2019

Visit Alconox Inc. at MD&M East 2019, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, June 11-13, 2019.  Stop by Booth 1139 to receive our unique gifts, expert technical support for your critical cleaning applications, and detergent samples. Our critical cleaning detergents remove an array of soils while leaving no interfering residues in applications for medical device reprocessing, […]

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