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Clouding Out in Citric Acid Passivation

Q. We are performing Citrajet® passivation using the procedure found in your cell phone app. When finished, there are circles of “oil” floating on the Citrajet® solution, even though our parts had no oil on them. Is this normal? A: What you are seeing is not oil, but low-foaming surfactant coming out of solution…..

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No Interference in Flavors and Fragrance

Q. Why are critical cleaners essential in flavor and fragrance industries? A. Many major flavor and fragrance companies use Alconox or Liquinox detergent to soak, scrub or sonicate their manufacturing equipment. The reason they use these detergents is that they are free of all flavors, fragrances, dyes, cationic biocides or disinfectants, and emollients that might leave residues. This way…

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CPAP Mask Manual Cleaning

Q. What do you recommend for cleaning of CPAP masks manually? A. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) masks have become a very widely used at home medical device.  Many companies specialize in cleaning and reprocessing these masks. We would recommend Tergazyme® Enzyme-Active Powdered Detergent. It is an anionic, widely available and potent emulsifier of organic […]

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Choosing Temperature for Ultrasonic Parts Cleaning

Q. How to determine appropriate temperature to clean parts with ultrasonic cleaner?

A. In general, every 10 deg C you go up in temperature doubles the cleaning speed. The faster you want to clean the hotter you should get.

There is a theoretical optimal ultrasonic cavitation temperature at around 70 deg C depending on the exact concentration of detergent. Even though in theory cavitation…

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Cleaning Zinc Plated Metal Parts

Q. We would like to verify compatibility of zinc plated metal parts with Alconox. A. Zinc plated metal parts can be cleaned with Alconox detergent. Depending on the metal and whether there is any defect in the zinc plate coating, you can get galvanic reactions between the zinc and the underlying metal because…

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Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner

What cleaner is recommended for cleaning jewelry? Needless to say, jewelry looks its best when it is clean and can sparkle with its full intended brilliance. Jewelry cleaning occurs during manufacturing, prior to display in retail settings, and at home by consumers who want the best from their jewelry.

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New Alconox.com Website

Alconox, Inc. proudly presents its new website. At Alconox.com you will be able access…..

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Removing Aluminum Machine Lines

Q. We are sanding the forged aluminium wheels by 600 grit sanding papers before polishing to remove the machining lines. It takes too much time and manpower. Now we are looking eliminate sanding completely. If you have any solutions please write us back. A.

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Documentation for Glassware Cleaner

Q. I need some documentation for Alconox stating why it is appropriate to use on cleaning glassware.
A. To document which Alconox, Inc. detergents are appropriate to use for cleaning glassware, you can get a copy of a technical bulletin. The technical bulletin will have a “used to clean” section on page 1.

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Poor Fingerprint Removal

Q. I am getting foaming and poor finger print removal I have examined Detergent 8 and Liquinox. Do you have other suggestions? A. Both Liquinox and Detergent 8 can effectively remove fingerprint residues. Unless you otherwise have a need for an ion-free detergent because you are cleaning off electronic or semiconductor ion sensitive substrates, I would recommend using Liquinox because it is more economical. Note that sometimes on polished metal surfaces or other …

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