TFF Cassette Cleaning

16 November 2017

Q. We use Tergazyme to clean our TFF cassettes and it's working well. However, we are moving to CIP cleaning in an automated, high pressure environment and are worried about foaming. Do we stick with Tergazyme or is there a better detergent we should use? A. Tergazyme® Enzyme-Active Powdered Detergent is of an excellent choice for cleaning TFF cassettes. Even as you move to more high pressure, automated CIP method, Tergazyme detergent will likely continue to work well. That's because....

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Video: Tergazyme Enzyme-Active Powdered Detergent by Alconox, Inc.

08 November 2017

Video: Tergazyme® Enzyme Active Powdered Detergent is a concentrated, anionic detergent with a proteolytic enzyme for manual and ultrasonic cleaning. Excellent for organic and oily residues in addition to enhanced removal of proteinaceous soils, tissue, biofilms, blood and bodily fluids from glassware, metals, plastic, ceramic, porcelain, elastomers and fiberglass with no interfering residues.

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Join us for MD&M Minneapolis 2017

02 November 2017

Visit Alconox, Inc. at MD&M Minneapolis, MN, November 8-9, 2017. Be our guest and claim a complimentary expo badge, or get 20% off your conference pass, by clicking here and using our promo code INVITE.  Stop by booth #1531 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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How To Clean Carbide

31 October 2017

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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Join Alconox, Inc. at FABTECH 2017

30 October 2017

Visit Alconox, Inc. at FABTECH 2017, November 6-9. Stop by booth #A6273 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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Flux Residue Removal

24 October 2017

Q. I am seeing a white powder around solder joints on PCBs.  Is this solder flux? We use Detergent 8 for cleaning. Do you know why this is happening and how to stop or remove it? A. There are several ways of approaching this common issue of solder flux and its removal. For example, One way to fix this problem is to lower the temperature when soldering. In another scenario, a leading aerospace manufacturer studied putting potassium silicate (10 mL in 10 L) into the Detergent 8 bath to act as an inhibitor to stop the formation of these white salts.

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Clean-in-place (CIP) with Citrajet Detergent

19 October 2017

Q. Our pharmaceutical company is transferring product manufacture to a different one our facilities. We used a CIP cleaning process with Citrajet and are going to have to perform validation and verification tests again. What information do we need for our testing? Chemical properties might be helpful as well as the science on how this chemical works. We would also need information on disposal and the requirements for allowing this to flow to normal process drains.

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Is Liquinox Drain Safe?

10 October 2017

Q. In reviewing the SDS for Liquinox, we noticed that it says “Should not be released into the environment. Prevent from reaching drains, sewer or waterway.” How do you recommend we rinse components if Liquinox should not reach the drain? A. The section you mention in the SDS for Liquinox® Critical Cleaning Liquid Detergent , 6.1, refers to untreated drains (i.e. the street) and other direct-to-environment pathways. The drains from labs, manufacturing plants and the like will have septic and/or treatment processes prior to the environment. In fact, we often...

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Cleaning Carbon Deposit Swirls On Alumina Parts

05 October 2017

Q. Our parts, made of 99.5% alumina, have carbon deposits that show up after our brazing process. We do not use a flux for our ceramic parts; we high-temp fire a moly/manganese painted paste onto the ceramic. The part is then sent out for nickel plating to prevent corrosion of the moly manganese metallization areas. The next step is our brazing. We are not seeing any spots on the parts before brazing, but as we continue through 5 brazing cycles and braze in a hydrogen/Nitrogen furnace with the cusil braze rings, we see black spots forming that show up as high-carbon deposits with the SEM data...

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Minimum Detergent Concentration?

02 October 2017

My question is related to a minimum detergent concentration.  We manually wash labware of all sizes in 0.3% Liquinox solution. We also pre-wash or pre-rinse the labware and control our parts load.  We rarely have failures. We want to change our protocol to extend the wash water use for one day instead of based on a numerical parts load.  Do you think a 0.3% Liquinox concentration is sufficient detergent capacity to go an entire day?

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