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See You in Chicago for Cphi North America

Visit Alconox Inc. at Cphi North America in Chicago, April 30 – May 2, 2019. Stop by Booth #2304 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 Pharmaceutical applications.

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Alconox Inc. Is Hiring!

Alconox Inc., critical cleaning experts for over 70 years is looking to hire a Staff Chemist / Technical Support Specialist.    The ideal candidate will have a strong chemistry background and laboratory skill set. Formulation science strongly preferred.  Detergent formulation a major plus. This role will evolve into involvement with formulation of existing and future product formulations….

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Cannabis Quality Assurance in the Lab

Q. We are working on the laboratory testing and production of several cannabis products. We’ve been working with Alconox, Inc. products for some time to effectively clean our labware, glassware and processing equipment. What types of cleaning-related quality issues can you provide guidance on?

A. The medical cannabis, cannabidiol, hemp and similar industries are increasing in scope and interest, across the U.S. and the globe. Your question is timely. With FDA approval of some marijuana derived drugs, assurance that scientific innovation does not outpace Quality and Regulatory (QARA) guidelines is a concern for many.

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See Us at Pittcon 2019 in Philadelphia

Visit Alconox, Inc. at Pittcon, Philadelphia, PA March 19-21, 2019. Stop by booth #3514 to receive our unique gifts, expert technical support for your critical cleaning applications, and detergent samples.  And just maybe hear about a new product!

Our critical cleaning detergents and cleaners remove an array of soils while leaving no interfering residues on laboratory equipment, glassware and instruments. Check out our latest video, How to Clean Laboratory Glassware, to learn the nine guidelines for critical cleaning of glassware exposed to even the toughest of contaminants.

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Detergent Compatibility Information

Q. We have consulted your continuous exposure compatibility information for one of your detergents on various materials. We were wondering about the details of conditions used in formulating this documented info, such as temperature, detergent concentration and period of time in which these observations were made.

A. It is important to keep in mind that these documents are created for guidance and reference purposes and are based on our vast critical cleaning experience in laboratory and manufacturing settings.

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Advanced Cleaning Mechanisms: Oxidation

Oxidation or bleaching is one of the many cleaning mechanisms that a detergent formulator can bring to bear by formulating with appropriate ingredients.  In cleaning, oxidation, or bleaching, changes the structure of a residue to render it more easily removed. Oxidation is loss….

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Advanced Cleaning Mechanisms: Alkaline Hydrolysis

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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Surfactant 101 – What are Surfactant Systems?

Q. In your email you mentioned that Solujet and Citrajet have more sophisticated surfactant systems than a competitor’s low foaming washer detergent – could you explain a little bit more what ‘surfactant systems’ are?

A. Absolutely! Surfactants, or Surface Active Agents, are compounds that lower surface tension between particles, such as oil and water. In the oil and water example, a surfactant compound will contain hydrophilic and lipophilic molecules…

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Detecting Residue in Cleaning Validation

When beginning cleaning validation, a company must identify the residues to be tested and then select the best detection method. Alconox Inc. is here to help. We provide validation service support

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Join us in Chicago for Pharma EXPO 2016

Visit Alconox, Inc. at Pharma EXPO 2016 in Chicago, IL, November 6-9. Stop by Booth #W-1022 to receive our unique gifts, expert technical support for your critical cleaning applications, and detergent samples.

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