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 testament to its 2-year shelf life. The detergent concentrate will not allow for microbial growth, but is not in and of itself a disinfectant of any type.

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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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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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Cleaning Pipettes in the Laboratory

17 October 2018

Q. What are some best practices for lab cleaning of pipettes. We’re having trouble in our lab removing dried on residues. A. The principal concern for any scientist or technician working in the laboratory is that glassware, like pipettes, be free of interfering residues after they are cleaned. Unseen residues can wreak havoc on analytical results by inhibiting culture growth, causing cross contamination, non-reproducible results and more.   

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Reducing Foam in Ultrasonic Cleaning

09 October 2018

How do we go about reducing foam suds in our 1% Liquinox ultrasonic bath? We have 3 ultrasonic tanks in our series process. Bath 1 has the 1% solution. Bath 2 and 3 are a rinsing cascade system with RO water only. The foam is building up in tank 1 and then transfers to tank 2.

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Pharmaceutical Cleaning: Choosing CIP Detergent  

01 October 2018

Equipment used in pharmaceutical manufacturing must be cleaned before each use, and the cleaning procedure used must be in accordance with good manufacturing practices (GMPs). There are different types of CIP including, single pass systems and recirculation system. No matter which type is used, Alconox, Inc. provides support to meet cGMP regulations and detergents ideally suited for CIP systems.

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Visit Us at Pack Expo 2018 with Comped Admission

27 September 2018

Visit Alconox, Inc. at PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2018, at McCormick Place in Chicago, October 14-17, 2018.  Mention Code: 72W43 for free registration to the event.  Once at the show, stop by Booth W-803 to receive our unique gifts, expert technical support for your critical cleaning applications, and detergent samples.

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