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Clean Fingerprints off Optics with Ground Glass Barrels

Q. We are trying to clean fingerprints off optics with ground glass barrels. Liquinox® does not get the fingerprints off of the glass entirely. Why is that? What would you recommend instead and are your detergents safe for cleaning dielectrically coated optics?

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Remove Pigment from Colorant Dispenser

Q. Looking for a cleaner to remove pigments from pump and tubing colorant dispenser. It will be used in field paint stores and home centers.
A. In order to remove the challenging residue of paint pigments and dyes, you need a powerful emulsifier. Two great options…

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animal origins

Do Your Cleaners Have Animal Origins?

Q. Does Alconox or any other recommended detergent have animal origins?

A. No. All Alconox, Inc. detergents are free-rinsing, biodegradable and contain no animal derived or genetically modified organism ingredients.

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latex tubing

Can Alconox be used to clean latex?

Can Alconox powder be used to clean latex material (tubing)? Latex is inherently a product that naturally degrades via mechanisms of hardening, embrittling and cracking. However…

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High Vacuum Silicon Removal from Titanium

Q. I have two questions. 1) How does Titanium react with Alconox®? And 2) How does Liquinox® clean Silicon Oils? If possible, I would like to have one type of cleaning solution. If not possible, then we will us what is necessary. We clean 304 STL, OFHC Copper, Alumina Ceramic, & Titanium. All will be cleaned for ultra high vacuum service like the rest of our parts.

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Cleaning Proteins, RNA & DNA from Lab Equipment

Q. How can I clean proteins, RNA, and DNA from laboratory equipment?

A. Thank you for your question concerning cleaning proteins, RNA and DNA from laboratory equipment.

We will address each separately . . .

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How to Clean Mold Release Agent from HDPE parts?

Q. We are looking for a product that will allow us to clean mold release agent from the surface of molded HDPE parts. A. The best way to reliably remove silicone based mold release agents is to immerse the HDPE parts in very hot (170ºF) 2% Alconox detergent followed by a very hot (170ºF) rinse, ideally both in ultrasonic tanks. After the first very hot rinse, normal ambient temperature rinsing can be done. This can also be done with stiff brushes, but of course protective equipment must be worn.

The theory behind this is that …

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Tergazyme and Alconox

Tergazyme vs. Alconox

Q: What is the difference between Tergazyme and Alconox?  Is one better?  Is one more mild? A: There are several similarities and key differences between Tergazyme® Enzyme-Active Powdered Detergent and Alconox® Powdered Precision Cleaner.  Both detergents are powerful emulsifiers and excellent detergents for the removal of organic and oily residues.  Both detergents are well suited for use […]

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Removing Silicone Grease from Syringes

A faster method to remove silicone grease from syringes is to use very hot water for cleaning and very hot water for rinsing.

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Cleaning Rubber Casting Molds

Read recommendations for cleaning rubber casting molds for optimal results. Applies when removing Nitrile rubber, EPDM and other kinds of rubbers.

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