Archive | Detergents

Supply Chain Management

Q: We are a mid-sized medical device company and are looking at reviewing and optimizing our supply chain.  Our goal is to move towards a culture of risk mitigation of our raw materials.  As a consumer of your detergents, what is Alconox Inc. doing to ensure consistent supply chain?

A: Thank you for the question as it is both important, and certainly an area of deserved focus and scrutiny from regulatory bodies.  Ensuring a continuous supply of drug, medical device or laboratory products requires a dependable supply of raw materials….

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Posted in Biotechnology, Cosmetic, Detergents, Food & Beverage, Foodservice, Healthcare, Laboratory, Medical Device, Pharmaceutical0 Comments

How To Clean Shears and Trimmers That Have Cannabis Residue

Q: We are looking to clean stainless steel shears and trimmers that have cannabis residue.  We have heard great things about your detergents.  Will they work here?

A: Yes, absolutely.  Ensuring that between batches, equipment is robustly cleaned to avoid cross contamination is essential to ensure your product stays pure.  The way it should be

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Comply With EPA Field Equipment Cleaning and Decontamination.

Q: We are looking for a phosphate free detergent to comply with the EPA document SESDPROC-205-R3 Field Equipment Cleaning and Decontamination.

A: On the EPA government website, for field equipment cleaning and decontamination, the following statement is made: Detergent shall be a standard brand of phosphate-free laboratory detergent such as Liquinox® or Luminox®.

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Glassware and Utensils Came Out Coated In A Dry White Residue

Q: We are working with a lab washer in a compounding pharmacy application. We are using Detergent 8 to clean glassware and utensils. The glassware and utensils came out coated in a dry white residue. Can you please advise why this is happening with this detergent?

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Posted in Laboratory, Pharmaceutical, Solujet0 Comments

How To Clean an Aluminum Coated Mirror

Q: We are looking to clean an aluminum coated mirror with a neutral, mild effective cleaner.  What can Alconox Inc. recommend?
A:  Typical residues found in laboratory, aerospace and optics industry mirror applications are adhered dust, dirt and water spots.  Occasionally oil spots and coolant residues will be found as well. 

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Do Enzymatic Detergents Disinfect?

Q. We have been using Tergazyme to clean lenses and cuvettes for our light scattering equipment and it works flawlessly! My question is: Does Tergazyme enzyme detergent have any disinfection properties, like killing of bacteria such as E. coli, or viruses?

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Posted in Food & Beverage, Laboratory, Medical Device, Pharmaceutical, Tergazyme1 Comment

Removing Capsaicin Residue

Q: We have capsaicin residue we are encountering.  If it is proving challenging to remove, and irritating to our technicians.  Please help!

A:  We can attack via emulsification or oxidation.  If you are indeed looking to clean manually, the powerful emulsification capability of Detonox® Ultimate Precision Cleaner detergent, along with warm to hot temperatures, will help. 

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Posted in Alcojet, Detojet, Detonox, Food & Beverage, Pharmaceutical0 Comments

Removing Polyurethane Glue From Stainless Steel Bolts

Q: We are having trouble removing polyurethane glue from stainless steel bolts.

A: Adherent residues can be tough.  And clearly glue is adherent, per design. 

For this application we want to increase temperature to expedite the cleaning effort as much as possible, and soften the glue.  We also want to up the concentration to ensure having sufficient detergent capacity. 

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Posted in Detergent 8, Metalworking & Precision Manufacturing0 Comments

Cosmetics Cleaning: Removing Deodorant From Stainless Tanks

Q: How can we clean residual deodorant from our stainless steel tanks? It is proving very difficult. It is largely AlCl3.

A: Deodorant, designed to stay in place for obvious reasons, can be quite adherent on processing equipment. If it stays on skin for extended periods, which is designed to avoid residues, imagine what it does to stainless steel!

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Posted in Citrajet, Citranox, Cosmetic, Pharmaceutical0 Comments

Laboratory Cleaning: Alcojet Detergent not Dissolving in Washer

Q. Alcojet is not dispensing/dissolving in my lab washer. Do you know why this would happen? 

A. When this happens to clients, the most common cause is putting Alcojet into a wet dispenser cup. The caking effect is made worse if the Alcojet does not immediately dispense before running the washer. This causes the wet Alcojet to sit in the wet detergent dispenser cup, cake up solidly and form a cement. When the wash cycle finally pops the dispenser door, the detergent will not dissolve.  

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