Cleaning Proteins: pH and Temperature

22 August 2019

We run our caustic cleaning at pH 10-10.5. However, the specifications say the nominal pH of a 1% Tergazyme solution is 9.5 Are we compromising cleaning proteins / enzyme performance by using the higher pH and running as part of? Can we run it at 110F or should we be lower?

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Automated and Ultrasonic Cleaning of P20 Steel

15 August 2019

P20 is a low carbon mold steel and can be safely cleaned with an acidic detergent, which excels at removing inorganic residues like salts and oxidation.

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Laboratory Cleaning: Eliminating Residual Nitrogen

08 August 2019

If your concern is residual nitrogen interfering with analysis, we recommend Liquinox® Critical Cleaning Liquid Detergent. Liquinox is phosphate-free and is completely free-rinsing.

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Cosmetics Cleaning: Removing Erythrosine

01 August 2019

Do you have a known solution for removing erythrosine from stainless steel? Erythrosine is also known as Red 3 when used as a cosmetic. Sometimes the cleaning is manual, other times it is automated.

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Cleaning for Cosmetics Manufacturing: No Interference in Flavors and Fragrance

24 July 2019

Q. Why are critical cleaners essential in flavor and fragrance industries? A. Many major flavor and fragrance companies use Alconox or Liquinox detergent to soak, scrub or sonicate their manufacturing equipment. The reason they use these detergents is that they are free of all flavors, fragrances, dyes, cationic biocides or disinfectants, and emollients that might leave residues. This way...

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Posted in Alcojet, Alconox, Ask Alconox, Citrajet, Cosmetic, Detojet, Food & Beverage, Liquinox, Ultrasonic0 Comments

Art and Other Sensitive Glass Cleaning

17 July 2019

Q: I am trying to clean a glass hookah with Detonox detergent as you have recommended. Is there anything I should know? I’ve heard sometimes it can etch? A: Thank you for checking, and the answer is yes. Any glass-liquid-air mixture is susceptible to forming an etch at the meniscus

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Join Us at Cosmoprof North America

15 July 2019

Join Alconox Inc. at Cosmoprof North America in Las Vegas, July 28-30, 2019. When you’re at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, stop by booth #42369 to receive our unique gifts, expert technical support for your critical cleaning applications, and detergent samples.

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Clean in Place “Hacks” for Water Spots

08 July 2019

A: A two-step cycle with a base followed by an acid, whether it be CIP cleaning or in a large scale liquid dispensing system washer, is a robust and, when needed, is a recommended process. Water spots typically occur because of two main mechanisms....

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Posted in Biotechnology, Citrajet, Cosmetic, Laboratory, Medical Device, Metalworking & Precision Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical, Solujet0 Comments

Going Green with Cold Cleaning

30 June 2019

Q: We are a large biotech and in an effort to go green with our cleaning, we are exploring cold cleaning (cleaning with cold water) using your detergents. A: Cold cleaning is a very reasonable approach for energy conservation, and in short, its effectiveness depends on the details of the application.

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Non Hazardous Replacement for N-Propyl Bromide

25 June 2019

Q: What can we do to replace n-propyl bromide? We are cleaning grease and oil from stainless steel. We had heard Citranox might do the job well. A: The compound n-propyl bromide is often used in vapor degreasing and is considered to be associated with some serious health risks and is hazardous. We would certainly recommend you switch to a drain-safe, biodegradable, aqueous detergents.

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