Why Grocery Store (B2C) Detergents are Unsuitable for Labware

22 February 2018

Q. We use grocery store detergents to clean our labware and it recently came to my attention that we may need to switch to a laboratory grade detergent such as Alconox or Liquinox. Why is that necessary? A. Here are some insights as to why a grocery store detergent is not suitable for use in a lab...

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Visit Us at Pittcon 2018 in Orlando

19 February 2018

See Alconox, Inc. at Pittcon, Orlando, FL, February 26 - March 1, 2018. Stop by booth #2705 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 on laboratory equipment, glassware and instruments. To learn more about the specific cleaning applications we can take on in the lab, click over to the Laboratory Cleaning section of our website.

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Ensuring Accurate Formulation of Liquinox Detergent

07 February 2018

Q. I am a validation manager and we use Liquinox in multiple pieces of equipment across our manufacturing site. While witnessing our cleaning, I noticed the dilution instructions are not being followed. Instead, operators are adding some squirts/pumps/pours from the bottle into a bucket with purified water. Does Liquinox have a range of effective concentration?  Do you have auto-mix ideas or other dosing solutions for customers facing this issue of accurate formulation?

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Do Enzymatic Detergents, Like Tergazyme Cleaner, Disinfect?

01 February 2018

Q. I’m a Ph.D. student and I’m studying protein interactions. We have been using Tergazyme to clean lenses and cuvettes for our light scattering equipment and it works flawlessly! My question is: Does Tergazyme enzyme detergent have any disinfection properties, like killing of bacteria such as E. coli?

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Filtering Detergent in an Ultrasonic Cleaning System

26 January 2018

Q: Is there a benefit to filtering the rinse water or the detergent solution in an ultrasonic system? Is it even advisable? If so, can you recommend a filter size (10 micron) when using Alconox detergent? This is for a new bath setup in a new piece of equipment.  A: My short answer would be, it cannot hurt but would likely be of limited assistance.

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Using Citranox Detergent for Cleaning Copper

23 January 2018

Q. We are cleaning copper pipe with Alconox powder and then using a citric acid wash after a rinse. Could we use a different detergent from Alconox, Inc. that would accomplish both these procedures at once? A. Citranox® Liquid Acid Cleaner and Detergent is both a detergent and serves as an acidic rinse (removing oxidation, inorganic residue, etc.). So, if you’d like to switch to one product, Citranox cleaner is a great option. 

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Join Us at MD&M Anaheim 2018

18 January 2018

Visit Alconox, Inc. at MD&M Anaheim, CA, February 6-8, 2018. Be our guest and claim a comped expo badge, or get 20% off your conference pass, by clicking here and using our promo code SPECIAL. Stop by booth #1260 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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Ideal pH Range for Ultrasonic Cleaning with Liquinox

15 January 2018

Q. What is the acceptable pH range of Liquinox for effective cleaning in an ultrasonic bath? Our solution hovers around 7 and I am concerned that’s not effective. Also, does the temperature of the ultrasonic cleaning solution affect the detergent pH? A. A typical reading for Liquinox® Critical Cleaning Liquid Detergent at usage dilution is ~pH 8.5. A pH 7 reading on Liquinox detergent would indicate that a notable amount of fouling has occurred from use.

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Chamber 2018

Alconox, Inc. – Greater New York Chamber of Commerce 2018

11 January 2018

Alconox, Inc. is a proud member of the Greater New York Chamber of Commerce. To request any Alconox, Inc. product for free, please complete the questionnaire at Get Sample.  For more information about any one of our Alconox, Inc. detergents, consult the technical bulletin for each product. Or click here to access each of our detergent’s Safety Data Sheets.

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Alconox Detergent for Antique Sink Restoration

04 January 2018

Q. I work at a museum and my current project is to remove both oxidation of copper and what I assume are residues from calcareous water from a valuable, antique sink. From the XRF-analysis, I have identified the sink as having a copper base with a zinc-nickel plating. My primary concern is that I need to preserve the “used” and dull appearance on the sink and not achieve a shiny, “like new” result.

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