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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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Pharmaceutical Cleaning Innovation: American Pharmaceutical Review Interview with Alconox Inc.

Mike Auerbach, Editor and Chief of American Pharmaceutical Review, spoke to Michael Moussourakis, Senior Director, Strategic Affairs at Alconox Inc. They discussed the unique cleaning challenges facing Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic and Cannabis manufacturers and the innovative solutions offered by Alconox Inc.   Auerbach: I understand Alconox has gotten into some sticky situations lately. Can you tell […]

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Detergent Bottle Reuse and Recycle?

Q. Can we send back empty Alcotabs jars for re-use?

A. Alcotabs® Tablet Pipet Detergent is indeed a great product and ideal for siphon pipette washers and similar applications where an effervescing detergent is required. We very much echo your sentiment for reusing wherever possible. After all, we live and breathe effective, critical cleaning!

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Cannabis Cleaning: Grower Irrigation Lines

Q: We are growers of various cannabis plants for medical use.   Our overhead irrigation lines can get clogged with fertilizer residue and water buildup.  Can Alconox, Inc. provide some solutions? A: Certainly.  We have been working with water and chemical lines in environmental, laboratory, biopharma, cosmetic and other manufacturing settings for several decades.  Irrigation lines will have some particular residues….

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Cleaning pH Probes & Dissolved Oxygen Probes

Q. Which Alconox Inc. brand cleaner is well suited for cleaning pH and dissolved oxygen probes?

A. Dissolved oxygen and pH probes used in fermentation vessels can get buildup from the fermentation media that degrades the probe performance and increases the likelihood of batch to batch contamination. Even CIP systems cannot always reliably clean the port crevices and o-rings.

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How to Choose a CIP Detergent

Meet cGMP regulations and stringent cleaning validation standards with CIP detergents from Alconox Inc. Whether you use single pass or recirculation systems, Alconox can provide a detergent ideally suited for your CIP system. Click to watch our latest video to learn best practices for Clean in Place and how to choose the right CIP detergent for your application.

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Electronics cleaning with no hazardous chemicals or volatile solvents

For electronics cleaning, Detergent 8 contains no conductive metal cations, and therefore it cannot leave conductive residues

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Join Us at BIOMEDevice West 2019

Visit Alconox Inc. at BIOMEDevice West 2019, at the San Jose Convention Center, December 4-5, 2019. Stop by Booth 1115 to receive our unique gifts, expert technical support for your critical cleaning applications, and detergent samples.

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Parts Cleaning: Removing Residue from Gold Plating

Q: Our gold plating process leaves some residue and someone recommended chlorine bleach for cleaning, but we’re afraid that will negatively effect the finish. Can Alconox assist with safely removing residues from gold plating? Should we use a soak or ultrasonic cleaning process?

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Cannabis Residue Cleaning: Quality Assurance in the Lab

Q. We are working on the laboratory testing and production of several cannabis products. We’ve been working with Alconox, Inc. products for some time to effectively clean our labware, glassware and processing equipment. What types of cleaning-related quality issues can you provide guidance on?

A. The medical cannabis, cannabidiol, hemp and similar industries are increasing in scope and interest, across the U.S. and the globe. Your question is timely. With FDA approval of some marijuana derived drugs, assurance that scientific innovation does not outpace Quality and Regulatory (QARA) guidelines is a concern for many.

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