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Automated and Ultrasonic Cleaning of P20 Steel

P20 is a low carbon mold steel and can be safely cleaned with an acidic detergent, which excels at removing inorganic residues like salts and oxidation.

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Laboratory Cleaning: Eliminating Residual Nitrogen

If your concern is residual nitrogen interfering with analysis, we recommend Liquinox® Critical Cleaning Liquid Detergent. Liquinox is phosphate-free and is completely free-rinsing.

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Cosmetics Cleaning: Removing Erythrosine

Do you have a known solution for removing erythrosine from stainless steel? Erythrosine is also known as Red 3 when used as a cosmetic. Sometimes the cleaning is manual, other times it is automated.

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Cleaning for Cosmetics Manufacturing: 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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Art and Other Sensitive Glass Cleaning

Q: I am trying to clean a glass hookah with Detonox detergent as you have recommended. Is there anything I should know? I’ve heard sometimes it can etch?

A: Thank you for checking, and the answer is yes. Any glass-liquid-air mixture is susceptible to forming an etch at the meniscus

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Clean in Place “Hacks” for Water Spots

A: A two-step cycle with a base followed by an acid, whether it be CIP cleaning or in a large scale liquid dispensing system washer, is a robust and, when needed, is a recommended process. Water spots typically occur because of two main mechanisms….

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Non Hazardous Replacement for N-Propyl Bromide

Q: What can we do to replace n-propyl bromide? We are cleaning grease and oil from stainless steel. We had heard Citranox might do the job well.
A: The compound n-propyl bromide is often used in vapor degreasing and is considered to be associated with some serious health risks and is hazardous. We would certainly recommend you switch to a drain-safe, biodegradable, aqueous detergents.

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Cleaning Stressed Polycarbonate

Q. In the past you have recommended a specific detergent type detergent for our sensitive plastics (stressed polycarbonate), mentioning that it does not have a surfactant. Can you elaborate for us why?

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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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