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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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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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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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Cleaning Solder Flux Residue

Q. I am seeing a white powder around solder joints on PCBs. We use Detergent 8 for cleaning. Do you know why this is happening and how to stop it?

A. The most likely source of white powdery residue around solder joints on PCBs is the formation of insoluble metal salts from the solder flux. Lead or other solder metal rosinate, abietate, or other organic acid salt tends to form when soldering temperatures are too hot. Using any water based cleaner …

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Combining Aqueous Detergents

Q. We are currently cleaning using 3% Detergent 8, 2% Citranox and 2% Liquinox in separate wash cycles with rinse cycles after each wash cycle. Would there be any issues if I combined the three detergents (using the same concentrations) into one wash cycle?
A. We do not recommend combining detergents. These detergents have different cleaning mechanisms . . . Read More.

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