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Cosmetic Cleaning: Organic Manufacturing

Q. We are manufacturing an organic product which is difficult to remove. We were told to seek Alconox Inc.’s assistance. Are your products organic? A. Alconox Inc. detergents are suitable for cleaning applications in organic manufacturing.

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Industrial Parts Cleaning Detergents: Epoxy Coated Neodymium Magnets

We are looking to clean epoxy coated Neodymium donut magnets. Any oils or contaminants need to be removed prior to epoxy coating. What recommendations can Alconox Inc. provide?

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Laboratory Cleaning – Go Green As You Clean

We’re an environmental lab and need a detergent that can remove organic and inorganic residue while also being as green as possible. We had heard Liquinox or Luminox might be good choices. Which would be better? Are there other recommendations as well?

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Advanced Cleaning Mechanisms: The Last to Rinse

Q. What does “detergent is the last to leave the equipment surface” after rinsing mean? This seems like a broad statement, can it be supported by literature/documentation?
A. The only source of “detergent last to rinse” that I am aware of is based on the physical behavior of surface active agents and the interchangeable use of the word detergent and surfactant in common usage. More properly you should say the surfactant is the last to rinse. Learn More about Surfactant.

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Shelf Life of Opened Detergent Concentrate

Q. What is the shelf life of the Liquinox concentrate? A. Liquinox conforms to its 2 year shelf life under typical laboratory storage conditions…

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Laboratory Cleaning: Removing Petrolatum and Wax

Which Alconox Inc. product do you recommend for removing petrolatum and paraffin from stainless steel, glassware, and plastics? We will be washing utensils and equipment by hand in the lab.

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Cleaning Proteins: pH and Temperature

We run our caustic cleaning at pH 10-10.5. However, the specifications say the nominal pH of a 1% Tergazyme solution is 9.5 Are we compromising cleaning proteins / enzyme performance by using the higher pH and running as part of a caustic cycle? Can we run it at 110F or should we be lower?

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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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Scale Removal from Stainless Parts

Q: Can Alconox Inc. recommend a detergent for scale removal from stainless parts in an ultrasonic? A: Sure can. The best scale removing detergent for manual cleaning of stainless steel parts is Citranox® Liquid Acid Cleaner and Detergent. Citranox detergent is a mild acid, high chelating detergent for high performance removal of metal oxides, scale, salts and inorganic residues in manual and ultrasonic cleaning. It is also corrosion inhibited and free rinsing for reliable results and no interfering residues.

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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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