High Temperature and Alkali Wetting Agents

20 April 2015

Q. We need wetting agent that is stable in high temperature and high pH for a metalworking manufacturing application. What would you recommend? A. We have Alconox powder and Liquinox liquid detergent that have excellent wetting as well as lifting and emulsifying characteristics that are stable at high temperatures and high pH. When you ask about high temperatures, know that ...

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See You at INTERPHEX NYC – Booth Update

16 April 2015

Join us in New York City on April 21-23, 2015, at the Jacob Javits Center for INTERPHEX 2015. Alconox Inc. is now at Booth #2554. Come visit our booth to receive our fun, unique gifts, expert technical support for critical cleaning applications and detergent samples. See you online and at INTERPHEX! Click for More Information: http://www.interphex.com/

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Oxygen Service Pre-cleaning

15 April 2015

Q. Are your products suitable for oxygen service pre-cleaning ? A. Alconox detergent has been tested by the Compressed Gas Association (CGA) oxygen service testing. Contact Alconox technical support for your copy of the CGA listing. Alconox is typically used at a 0.5% concentration (5 g/L) in water to soak and flush through piping and oxygen service equipment followed by a thorough rinse that continues past the time when any foam is observed from the outlets of the piping system which confirms the removal of the Alconox.

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Corrosion Testing on Lab Glassware

14 April 2015

Q. Is corrosion testing advisable on type I borosilicate glass labware? A. Type 1 borosilicate glass has excellent corrosion resistance properties. For this reason, it is commonly used for laboratory glassware to hold a wide range of chemical compounds without interacting with those compounds. Alconox, Inc. detergents have not been reported to attack type I borosilicate glass.

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Cleaning Hydrophilic Foldable Intra Ocular Lenses

13 April 2015

Q. We manufacture Hydrophilic Foldable Intra Ocular Lenses made up of Hydroxy Ethyl methacrylate (Poly HEMA) materials. We understand that your products offer a solution used for tumble polishing and cleaning of IOLs during manufacturing by some in the USA, Europe and India. Can you kindly suggest the right solution?

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Cleaning Restaurant Equipment

10 April 2015

To recommend the best detergent for cleaning heated food service and restaurant equipment we would want to learn more about the specific residues you are removing. For equipment with baked on carbon and yellowish, sticky residues, Alconox powdered detergent in a 1% detergent solution is effective. For water or dairy scale, Citranox mild acid detergent is excellent at a 2% detergent solution. Both products ...

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Detergent for Cleaning Serofuges

09 April 2015

Q. We would like a list of mild detergents that could be used for cleaning serofuges. A. The serological tubes used in serofuges can have difficult to clean protein residues. These residues are best cleaned by a proteolytic enzymatic cleaner such as Tergazyme.

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Labware Cleaning Replacement for Dawn

08 April 2015

Q. We currently use Dawn dishwashing detergent and I am used to Alconox powder from grad school. I am looking for a cleaner, like Alconox(which may work for my situation), that will remove silicone grease and non-polar chemicals such as oils. I would like it to be able to be used like a dish soap as we soak our glassware for short periods of time. It is importance that the cleaner to be food-grade as we process flavors for food.

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Replacement for Chromic Sulfuric Acid

07 April 2015

Q. We are discontinuing the use of Chromic Sulfuric Acid and need a worthy substitute. What do you recommend? A. Chromic sulfuric acid was historically used to clean laboratory glassware back before the advent of laboratory detergents. It was effective on a very wide range of residues and water solubility gave interfering, residue-free surfaces. Of course, chromic sulfuric acid is also highly hazardous and difficult to dispose.

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Cleaning Bronze Anodized Metal

06 April 2015

Q. We have bronze anodized metal that has water spots/stains on it. So far we've only tried denatured alcohol, but we're looking for a new cleaner. We install store front metals and doors and often we receive our metal extrusions with these spots. We currently have a very large order that has to be installed quickly and need a quick cleanup that we can use on the job site. A. To remove water spots and stains on anodized metal surfaces, clean with a 2% Citranox solution (20 mL/L or 2.5 oz/gal) by wiping down the surface. Rinse with ...

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