Ultrasonic Cleaner for Mixed Metal Baths

31 March 2015

Q. We are interested in a cleaner that will perform well for mixed metal ultrasonic baths. We are cleaning titanium and cobalt chrome. What can you recommend? A. As a general rule, mixed metal baths should be avoided. When metals are far enough apart on the galvanic potential scale, batteries can form and the plating out of metal oxides can result, manifesting in dark deposits. This occurs when you clean active metals in electrical and electrolyte solutions in contact with another metal at a different galvanic potential.

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See Alconox at ToxExpo 2015

24 March 2015

Join us in SanDiego, CA on March 23-25, at the San Diego Convention Center for ToxExpo 2015. Alconox Inc. is at Booth # 1630. Come visit our booth to receive our unique Alconox gifts, expert technical support for critical cleaning applications and detergent samples.

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Cleaning Solder Flux Residue

19 March 2015

Q. I am seeing a white powder around solder joints on PCBs. We use Detergent 8 for cleaning. Do you know why this is happening and how to stop it? A. The most likely source of white powdery residue around solder joints on PCBs is the formation of insoluble metal salts from the solder flux. Lead or other solder metal rosinate, abietate, or other organic acid salt tends to form when soldering temperatures are too hot. Using any water based cleaner ...

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Ultrasonic Cleaning with Liquinox

17 March 2015

Q. We are looking for a neutral ultrasonic cleaner and currently use Liquinox. Should we be considering Alconox or Alcojet? A. Since you have Liquinox and you’re doing ultrasonic cleaning, I would recommend continuing to use Liquinox. We recommend a 1% Liquinox solution in most cases, depending upon the residue being removed and the material of construction.

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Citranox for Removing Water Scale

16 March 2015

Q. We are looking for a good citric acid cleaner that would work to remove hardness residue on colored pool surround. What do you recommend? A. The best detergent for your application would be Citranox. It is excellent at removing metal oxides and water scale.

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Competing Brand Comparisons

13 March 2015

If purchasing is having difficulty finding a competitors’ brand, if you have difficulty supplying a competing brand, if engineering is looking for a comparable brand, or if management is concerned with the cost of a competing brand, the following table will help you choose which Alconox brand to compare with. Although no two detergents are […]

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The Alconox Guide to Critical Cleaning: New Edition

13 March 2015

Alconox Inc. now offers the newest addition of its Guide to Critical Cleaning. This guide gives you the benefit of our more than half-century of experience - including a method-by-method review of critical cleaning procedures, and a selection matrix to identify the right Alconox, Inc. detergent for your application. The Alconox Guide to Critical Cleaning describes cleaning and detergent recommendations and detergent selection criteria for the following industries . . .

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Maximum Liquinox Percentage

10 March 2015

Q: We are having a difficult time cleaning our parts in an ultrasonic tank. What is the maximum percentage that you can have of Liquinox detergent? What hazards are there? A: The concentration percentage of Liquinox™ Critical Cleaning Liquid Detergent can go up to a 100% in theory. There is no hazard, per say, however, the rinsing can become more difficult as you increase the concentration.

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See You at Pittcon 2015

09 March 2015

Join us in New Orleans, LA on March 8-12, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center for Pittcon Conference and Expo 2015. Alconox Inc. is at Booth 4401. Come visit our booth to receive our unique Alconox gifts, expert technical support for critical cleaning applications and detergent samples. Hope to see you there!

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Cleaning Pharm & Biotech Processing Equipment

09 March 2015

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology processing equipment can be made residue-free clean with Alconox Critical Cleaning Detergents. Alconox, Inc. detergents are available worldwide with consistent formulations, certificates of analysis, ingredient toxicity data, shelf life information, residue sampling techniques, ingredients disclosure, analytic methods, lot number tracking, and validation support.

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