Free Exhibit Pass to PMTS

21 March 2019

Visit Alconox, Inc. at PMTS 2019 in Cleveland, OH, April 2-4, 2019. Your Exhibit Hall Pass is on us! Simply enter code EXH8420 at registration. Then, at the show, stop by booth #8090 to receive our unique gifts, expert technical support for your critical cleaning applications, and detergent samples.

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Alconox Inc. Is Hiring!

20 March 2019

Alconox Inc., critical cleaning experts for over 70 years is looking to hire a Staff Chemist / Technical Support Specialist.    The ideal candidate will have a strong chemistry background and laboratory skill set. Formulation science strongly preferred.  Detergent formulation a major plus. This role will evolve into involvement with formulation of existing and future product formulations....

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Cannabis Quality Assurance in the Lab

14 March 2019

Q. We are working on the laboratory testing and production of several cannabis products. We’ve been working with Alconox, Inc. products for some time to effectively clean our labware, glassware and processing equipment. What types of cleaning-related quality issues can you provide guidance on? A. The medical cannabis, cannabidiol, hemp and similar industries are increasing in scope and interest, across the U.S. and the globe. Your question is timely. With FDA approval of some marijuana derived drugs, assurance that scientific innovation does not outpace Quality and Regulatory (QARA) guidelines is a concern for many.

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See Us at Pittcon 2019 in Philadelphia

07 March 2019

Visit Alconox, Inc. at Pittcon, Philadelphia, PA March 19-21, 2019. Stop by booth #3514 to receive our unique gifts, expert technical support for your critical cleaning applications, and detergent samples.  And just maybe hear about a new product! Our critical cleaning detergents and cleaners remove an array of soils while leaving no interfering residues on laboratory equipment, glassware and instruments. Check out our latest video, How to Clean Laboratory Glassware, to learn the nine guidelines for critical cleaning of glassware exposed to even the toughest of contaminants.

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Residue Detection: Swab Method

26 February 2019

Q. Do you have a recommended swab detection method for residual detergent? A. We most certainly do.  It is suggested to use a swabbing area of 5 cm X 5 cm. Where extreme low level acceptance criteria on a low recovery residue, i.e. some product residues, it can help to....

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Detergent Color Variations

19 February 2019

Q. The color of our Liquinox is slightly different by lot number. Why is this happening? Is there an issue, perhaps we have done something wrong with storage?   A. Do not fear! These color variations are normal. There is a range of acceptable color differences in Liquinox detergent. Differences in the age and storage conditions of the raw materials and of the Liquinox detergent itself will account for differences in color

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Dilution Precision in Concentration Measurements

12 February 2019

Q. Do I determine detergent dilution by weight or by volume or both? A. In a laboratory setting, the most common method is to either make a weight/weight dilution (10-20 g Alconox detergent in 990 g of water), or a weight/volume dilution (10-20 g Alconox in 990 mL of water) for 1-2% solutions.  In manufacturing situations, often directions are written volume/volume or volume/weight.

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How to: Clean 3D Printed Parts

05 February 2019

Q. We need to clean 3D printed plastic parts made of methacrylate. We need to make sure it’s safe for the plastic, but also ensures all crevices are residue free for critically clean parts. A. Particulates and other residue, including environmental residues, can be effectively cleaned using a....

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Join Us at MD&M Anaheim 2019

24 January 2019

Visit Alconox, Inc. at MD&M West, Anaheim, CA, February 5-7, 2019.   Stop by booth #1350 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, medical device manufacturing, lab equipment and glassware, healthcare instruments and more.

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How to Clean Labware: Removing Algae

22 January 2019

Q. We are a large energy company working with algae.  It is proving tough to remove from glass and labware. We are using Liquinox detergent currently, which is good.  Anything better? Eventually we would like to move to cleaning these in our washer. A. Algae, and the viscous oils that you are working with, require not just powerful emulsifiers....

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