Substitute for Extran® AP15 detergent ?

22 July 2014

Is there a substitute for discontinued liquid cleaner Extran® AP15 for use in automatic washers?

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Fiber Optic Cable Cleaning

22 July 2014

Q. Which Alconox brand cleaner would be best suited to clean fiber optic surfaces at the glass joint to assure efficient light transmission? A. A 1% Alconox heated 130 deg F ultrasonic bath followed by a deionized water rinse gives a suitable surface for bonding optical fibers.

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Alcojet for Cleaning Soft Metal

21 July 2014

Q. Equipment says use soft metal safe detergent. Can you recommend a product? A. I recommend you use soft-metal-safe Alcojet in your Labconco washer. Download the Alcojet MSDS for more information.

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Automated Labware Washer Detergent

20 July 2014

Q. Liquinox foams too much to use in the labware washer. We test for phosphate, so we need a phosphate free detergent. We need a cleaner that will clean off any testing residual on glass and plastic without leaving any interference. A. Detergent choice for cleaning labware in an automated laboratory washer depends upon whether you use powered or liquid detergent. Click for details. For powdered detergent, use Tergajet phosphate-free low foaming powdered detergent, catalog number 2204 for the 4 lb box size. For a liquid detergent, use Solujet phosphate free low foaming liquid detergent, catalog number 2101 for the 1 gallon size.

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Reprocessing Single Use Medical Devices

19 July 2014

Single use medical devices cannot be re-used without FDA compliant reprocessing procedures. Essentially reprocessing a single use device constitutes manufacturing it which requires compliance with FDA medical device manufacturing regulations. Appropriate cleaners must be chosen and cleaning validations done. Alconox, Inc. cleaners can be used for medical device reprocessing cleaning. Alconox provides technical bulletins, books, and support for the use and validation of their cleaners, such as this Medical Device Whitepaper and Guidebook and our Medical Device Cleaning Validation References PDF.

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Cleaning Stressed Polycarbonate

18 July 2014

Q. How should I clean stressed polycarbonate in our medical device cleaning application? A. If feasible, reduce attack on stressed polycarbonate by using unstressed polycarbonate instead of stressed polycarbonate. Stressed polycarbonate can get stress cracking, crazing or fogging in the presense of any low surface tension solution with time and heat. However, if this is not feasible . . .

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Filter Cleaning: Cold Filtered Beer

17 July 2014

Q. How do I clean the filters when processing cold filtered beer? A. Cleaning these filters with ambient temperature 1% Tergazyme for a one hour clean-in-place circulate-stop and soak-circulate process, followed by thorough potable water rinsing will remove the foulants and restore flow rates for these filters.

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Aluminum Eletrostatic Filter Soak

16 July 2014

Q. I am looking for a soak cleaner for my aluminum electrostatic filter in my air purifier. A. I recommend you soak in a warm 2% solution of Citranox. Citranox will not attack aluminum and is an effective soaking detergent. Download the Citranox MSDS or Technical Bulletin. To test an Alconox, Inc. detergent for free, please complete the questionnaire at Get Sample. And if you have a question for our experts about critical cleaning, please visit Ask Alconox.

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Pharmaceutical Cleaning Validation

Alconox Cleaning Validation Literature

15 July 2014

Q. Does Alconox offer literature on cleaning validation? A. Alconox, Inc, Critical Cleaning Experts, provide a variety of cleaning validation information, which includes validation literature. Click to access the download info.

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Electronics Cleaner – Circuit Boards w/ Alodine

14 July 2014

A customer needed to clean an assembly of a printed circuit board which had been sweat soldered to an aluminum plate/heatsink/carrier. The company needed a cleaner that would not attack the Alodine coated aluminum backside or the gold pockets or solder reflowed surface of the circuit board. Unfortunately, the current cleaner was slightly base ph 9+ and the water slightly alkaline as well coming in at a ph of 8.0. This, along with other factors, caused staining, darkening and spotty discoloration of the 6061 Alodine coated (chemical conversion coating) aluminum parts.

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