Removing Oxidation in Housings

09 February 2016

Q. We assemble and repair car distributors, I am trying to reclaim the oxidized housings. We have been using brake clean and another organic degreser type of cleaner which is ok for part with little grime on them. However i am looking at a larger scale cleaning process and have a lot of oxidized housings. To start I am looking at anywhere from 10-15,000 parts. I was wondering if you had some samples I could try and maybe a method of cleaning that would work for us without too much chemical to dispose of and minimal contact with the employees. Click to read the answer.

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Removing TRIM® Coolant

05 February 2016

Q. I am trying to remove TRIM® coolant on painted machine surfaces. A.In general, TRIM® coolants can be removed from painted machine surfaces using a 1% soak solution of warm Liquinox™ (120°F, 1.25 oz/gal or 10 mL/L) followed immediately by a clean water rinse, and drying.

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Ultrasonic Cleaning of Optical Devices

02 February 2016

Q. Ultrasonic and forced DI water are not removing particles from the optical devices. I suspect that the particles are charged and that is playing a role in the difficulty of removing them. Rusting isn't a problem but oxidation might be. Al, Ti are metals in the devices we use. The cleaning is followed by chemical etching so this can be an issue. Click to read the answer.

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Cleaning Diatomaceous Earth & Mica Residues

29 January 2016

Q. Cleaning is difficult due to geometry of parts with hard to clean areas. Aluminum mandrels are used for dipping neoprene; mandrels are predipped in calcium carbonate/mica/diatomaceous earth and baked at 200F. Acid dissolves carbonate but doesn't remove all DE/mica. A. We suggest cleaning in warm 2% Citranox® (circa 120 deg F, 2.5 oz/gal or 20 mL/L) followed by a thorough rinse. Citranox® is a mild ...

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Guidelines for Triple Rinsing

27 January 2016

Q. is there any industry guidance on triple rinsing...any literature that you know of that this is the accepted standard for manual cleaning that you could provide me? A. To our knowledge, there are no authoritative source documents to define how many times you should rinse glassware. The logic behind a triple rinse is that, in filling and emptying a vessel three times with water, each time you are diluting by 2 orders of magnitude. In theory . . .

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Visit Us at AKFCF Atlanta

26 January 2016

Join us in Atlanta, GA, on February 2nd, at the Atlanta Marriot Marquis for AKFCF National Convention. Alconox Inc. is at Booth #1006 Come visit our booth to receive our fun, unique gifts, expert technical support for critical cleaning applications and detergent samples.

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What is a Surfactant?

24 January 2016

Find out what a surfactant is and how it is used in detergents. Understand common surfactants and typical classification.

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How to: Remove Residual Silicone Oils

21 January 2016

Q. Do you have a product that can assist in the removal of residue silicone oils that are left in medical device mould inserts manufactured using clear Wacker 70 Silicone rubber material LR3003/70? A. We recommend cleaning with very hot.....

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Addition of Acid Rinse to Wash Cycle

19 January 2016

We have a glass wash machine and use Alcojet for it. We would like to know if you need to include a neutralizing agent like Citrajet as part of the wash cycle (acid rinse)? Alcojet® Low Foaming Powdered Detergent is what we would call free-rinsing, meaning it rinses completely away with water without rinse aids.

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Cleaning with Minimal Insect Toxicity

11 January 2016

Q. We are looking for cleaners that are minimally toxic or non-toxic to insects while effectively cleaning and removing biological debris, sugar, and pathogens. A. Thank you for your request for a detergent that is minimally or non-toxic to insects. We regret to inform you that we do not have insect toxicity studies for our detergents. The mammalian and systemic toxicity information that we do have, however, shows that Liquinox® is very low in toxicity.

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