Parts Cleaning: Removing Residue from Gold Plating

18 November 2019

Q: Our gold plating process leaves some residue and someone recommended chlorine bleach for cleaning, but we're afraid that will negatively effect the finish. Can Alconox assist with safely removing residues from gold plating? Should we use a soak or ultrasonic cleaning process?

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Cannabis Residue Cleaning: Quality Assurance in the Lab

14 November 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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Biopharma Cleaning: Hormone Residue

12 November 2019

Q. How can I clean residual hormone residue from our process lines and tanks? A. For manual cleaning we would highly recommend TergazymeⓇ Enzyme Active Powered Detergent. It contains protein enzymes that can effectively break down protein based hormones along with powerful emulsifiers.

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Posted in Alcojet, Biotechnology, Detojet, Detonox, Laboratory, Pharmaceutical, Tergazyme0 Comments

Scale Removal from Stainless Parts

06 November 2019

Q: Can Alconox Inc. recommend a detergent for scale removal from stainless parts in an ultrasonic? A: Sure can. The best scale removing detergent for manual cleaning of stainless steel parts is Citranox® Liquid Acid Cleaner and Detergent. Citranox detergent is a mild acid, high chelating detergent for high performance removal of metal oxides, scale, salts and inorganic residues in manual and ultrasonic cleaning. It is also corrosion inhibited and free rinsing for reliable results and no interfering residues.

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Posted in Citranox, Laboratory, Manual Lab Cleaning, Metalworking & Precision Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical0 Comments

Are there any PFAS, PFOA, or PFOS in Alconox Inc. Critical Cleaners?

04 November 2019

Q. Is there any PFOA or PFOS in any Alconox cleaner? A. PFOA and PFOS are perfluoro-octanoic acid and perfluoro-octane sulfonate. None of the Alconox, Inc brand cleaners contains PFOA or PFOS ingredients.

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Posted in Environmental, Healthcare, Laboratory, Manual Lab Cleaning, Pharmaceutical0 Comments

Pharmaceutical Cleaning: Insoluble Tablet Coating

03 November 2019

Q. Water insoluble tablet coatings used for solid dose enteric pharmaceutical tablets are very difficult to clean from coating equipment. It was hard to validate the equipment and prevent cross contamination. A. The use of hot 140 deg F 2% Citranox for manual cleaning allowed succesfull removal of water insoluble salts used in these coatings. The references in the Pharmaceutical Cleaning Validation References PDF will help you with validation. And if you have a question for our experts about critical cleaning, please visit Ask Alconox.

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Manual Cleaning A 100 Gallon Mixer

01 November 2019

Q: We are looking for detergent and process recommendations for manual cleaning of a 100 gallon mixer. We make one product in the mixer which contains water, starch, acidic buffers, sucralose and preservative. Currently when cleaning, we boil for 1 hour at 90°C, then cool, drain and soak in cool water while using the mixing blades.  Scrub brushes and a spray hosing follows that. The mixer is made from stainless steel.

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FABTECH 2019 Expo Admission is On Us

29 October 2019

Visit Alconox Inc. at FABTECH 2019, November 11-14, in Chicago at McCormick Place. Receive complimentary entry to the Expo using code FBCCAI and use code FINISHING30 for 30% off education sessions.

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Alconox Inc. Expert On Hand At Canna-Pharma 2019

23 October 2019

As with all critical cleaning applications, the need for effective, free-rinsing detergents is ever-present. The developing cannabis manufacturing industry is no exception. We’re here to help with removing cannabis resin from manufacturing equipment, sensitive glass, irrigation lines, and more.

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Food Grade Cleaners: Removing Corn Syrup

21 October 2019

We currently use Alconox detergent to clean our cold-form extruders. While it's great for grease, it doesn't seem to help cut the stickiness we see from cane molasses and corn syrup. Do you have a recommendation for another cleaning agent?

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