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Flux Residue Removal

Q. I am seeing a white powder around solder joints on PCBs.  Is this solder flux? We use Detergent 8 for cleaning. Do you know why this is happening and how to stop or remove it?
A. There are several ways of approaching this common issue of solder flux and its removal. For example, One way to fix this problem is to lower the temperature when soldering. In another scenario, a leading aerospace manufacturer studied putting potassium silicate (10 mL in 10 L) into the Detergent 8 bath to act as an inhibitor to stop the formation of these white salts.

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One Detergent for Mold Release and Circuit Board Cleaning?

Q: What types of Alconox, Inc. detergent would I use to clean a mold release agent? As an aside, is there any chance I could use the same detergent to also clean copper traces off a printed circuit board?

A: Yes! You may indeed be able to use one detergent in both these cleaning applications. But it will only work if the copper is not in the form of an oxide. Here’s why.

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Cleaning Adhesive Residues off Medical Devices

Q: We are looking for recommendations on how to remove adhesive residue left on medical devices after pulling off labels or tape. A. We are aware of many other customers using Detergent 8 to successfully remove different kinds of tough adhesive residues. We suggest using…

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Replacing Hazardous Acids

Q: What can I use to replace hazardous acids below pH 1 cleaning?
A: Depending on exactly what you are using your acid cleaning to do, we may be able to help you.

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ec 648/2004

What Alconox brands are EC 648/2004 compliant?

Q. What Alconox brands are EC 648/2004 compliant?
A. Alconox, Alcotabs, Citrajet, Detojet, Tergajet, Tergazyme. For more information about any one of our Alconox Cleaners, consult the specific technical bulletin for each product HERE. Or click here to access each of our detergent’s Material Data Safety Sheets. You can also request a free sample by completing the questionnaire at Get Sample.

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Removing RMA Solder Flux

Q. We need to remove RMA solder flux on indium/lead soldered subassemblies. Most aqueous cleaners attack this solder. A. According to the Materials H

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Defining Free Rinsing Detergent

A non-free rinsing cleaner might contain fragrances that were designed to deposit and leave a fresh scent, or it might contain corrosion inhibitors that are designed to deposit and leave behind an anti-corrosion film.

Alconox, Inc, cleaners are free rinsing detergents and do not leave deposits on substrates after rinsing.

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Disposal of Alconox, Inc. Detergents

What is the proper way to dispose of your detergents? Detergent disposal in a proper manner is an integral part of a robust cleaning program regardless of scale or industry. Alconox, Inc. detergents are biodegradable….

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Radioisotopes

Cleaning Radioactive Containment Surfaces

Q. I need to clean radioactive nuclear power plant containment surfaces and equipment. Wondering what cleaning reference documents you may have.

A. Contact Alconox Inc. technical support for the Detergent 8® nuclear power trace analysis certificate. It documents that Detergent 8® does not exceed acceptable limits for halides, chlorides, soft metals and other ingredients that might have the long-term potential to degrade the stainless steel and other sensitive components used in the nuclear power plant.

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Chelate Free Detergent

Q. We need a chelate-free detergent to avoid dissolved copper in our waste stream.

A. The only such product we make is Detergent 8. Note that Detergent 8 is a corrosive liquid and must be handled with appropriate personal protective equipment. Detergent 8 will attack aluminum and darken copper, forming copper oxide. Detergent 8 will not chelate copper.

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