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Cannabis Residue Cleaning: 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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Alconox Inc. EHS Policy Statement

Alconox Inc. understands that, as suppliers of chemical products, we have a responsibility to protect the health, and safety of our employees, customers and environment. In support of this, we are committed to conducting business in a safe and environmentally beneficial manner that promotes the health of our employees, customers, community and to high standards of Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) performance.

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Advanced Cleaning: Relationship Between Conductivity, Surface Tension and pH

Q: I am doing a conductivity study using Alconox detergent. I am seeing that the pH and Surface Tension listed on the COA differs between lots. Do you think these variables affect conductivity enough to alter my results?

A: Here’s the short answer… Surface tension does not have any interactive relationship with conductivity; pH has a very small, essentially negligible interaction with conductivity; and concentration and temperature are much bigger causes of change in conductivity.

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Advanced Cleaning Mechanisms: Detergency and Concentration

Intuition, logic, and maybe even some experiences, can lead us to believe more detergent is better.  These everyday experiences where it might apply include your washing machine, dishwasher, or even your hands in the bathroom sink.  But, what is actually meant by better?  This is where concentration and detergency come into play, terms you may see in our literature and documentation, as well as our responses and solutions to cleaning challenges.

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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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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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Advanced Cleaning Mechanisms: 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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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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