Pre-soak for Tough Residues in Medical Device Reprocessing

10 December 2018

Q. We reprocess single use medical devices and we are having trouble getting organic and biological residue out of crevices. It is requiring cleaning for a much longer time than we can support in our processes. We’ve started to do pre-soaking as we read that this would help, but we’re a little concerned we are not doing that optimally either. Can you make recommendations?

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Visit Us at BIOMEDevice San Jose

28 November 2018

Visit Alconox, Inc. at BIOMEDevice 2018, at the San Jose Convention Center, December 5-6, 2018. Stop by Booth 1115 to receive our unique gifts, expert technical support for your critical cleaning applications, and detergent samples.

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Advanced Cleaning Mechanisms: Oxidation

28 November 2018

Oxidation or bleaching is one of the many cleaning mechanisms that a detergent formulator can bring to bear by formulating with appropriate ingredients.  In cleaning, oxidation, or bleaching, changes the structure of a residue to render it more easily removed. Oxidation is loss....

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Cleaning in Food & Beverage Manufacturing: Does Liquinox Kill Bacteria?

21 November 2018

Q. Will Liquinox kill and bacteria, yeast and molds in a nutritional food and beverage manufacturing facility? Has it been ISO 17025 lab and/or FDA approved or verified for this purpose? A. Alconox, Inc. detergents remove pathogens, but they do not kill them, and none of the detergents from Alconox have sporicidal properties. We do speak, in our technical bulletin about how, “Liquinox,  in concentrated form, will not support bacterial growth,” but we say this as a....

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Advanced Cleaning Mechanisms: Alkaline Hydrolysis

14 November 2018

Alkaline Hydrolysis is a chemical reaction that takes place when tough organic residues are soaked in an alkaline solutions like detergent. Organic and biological compounds are altered and made unstable by alkaline cleaning agents as they undergo a process called alkaline hydrolysis. Alkaline hydrolysis breaks these residues into smaller more water soluble and more easily emulsified molecules. There are two types of residues, specifically, that are broken down by alkaline detergents...

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Lab Glassware Cleaning: Liquid or Powder Detergent in Washer?

09 November 2018

We have purchased one of your liquid low foaming detergents (the dishwasher dealer recommended liquid detergent) and have been using it straight out of the bottle into our dishwasher cup. Do we dilute the detergent before putting in the dishwasher dosing cup?  Is liquid or powder better? Read on....

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How To Clean Carbide

31 October 2018

Q:I was wondering if you have a product that I can use in an ultrasonic cleaner to clean tungsten carbide that would not leach out cobalt? That also can be disposed of down a drain? A: Tungsten carbide (WC) cleaning comes with some inherent issues, and the cleaning cycle that accompanies it will depend entirely on the feed stock (components to be cleaned) that the process comes from. This is where Alconox, Inc., as the critical cleaning experts, excel from our experience and vast pool of applications to draw upon.

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Visit Us at FABTECH in Atlanta

31 October 2018

Visit Alconox, Inc. at FABTECH 2018, November 6-8, in Atlanta at the Georgia World Conference Center. Stop by booth #B4916 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 precision manufacturing, medical device manufacturing, electronics manufacturing, photovoltaic manufacturing and more.

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Cleaning Botanical Residue in Manufacturing

30 October 2018

Q: We are manufacturing cannabis products, legally, in California, but are struggling with cleaning cannabis residue. We cannot find any current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) documentation to help us. Can you help us?

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Join Us at MD&M Minneapolis 2018

25 October 2018

Visit Alconox, Inc. at MD&M Minneapolis 2018, at the Minneapolis Convention Center, October 31 through November 1, 2018.  Enter Code: Special1539 at this Registration Link for a free Expo pass and 20% off all conference pricing. Once at the show, stop by Booth 1539 to receive our unique gifts, expert technical support for your critical cleaning applications, and detergent samples.

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