Archive | Industry

Cleaning Pipettes in the Laboratory

Q. What are some best practices for lab cleaning of pipettes. We’re having trouble in our lab removing dried on residues.

A. The principal concern for any scientist or technician working in the laboratory is that glassware, like pipettes, be free of interfering residues after they are cleaned. Unseen residues can wreak havoc on analytical results by inhibiting culture growth causing cross contamination, non-reproducible results and more.   

Read the full story

Posted in Alconox, Alcotabs, Laboratory, Liquinox0 Comments

Reducing Foam in Ultrasonic Cleaning

How do we go about reducing foam suds in our 1% Liquinox ultrasonic bath? We have 3 ultrasonic tanks in our series process. Bath 1 has the 1% solution. Bath 2 and 3 are a rinsing cascade system with RO water only. The foam is building up in tank 1 and then transfers to tank 2.

Read the full story

Posted in Liquinox, Manual Lab Cleaning, Medical Device, Metalworking & Precision Manufacturing, Ultrasonic0 Comments

Pharmaceutical Cleaning: Choosing CIP Detergent  

Equipment used in pharmaceutical manufacturing must be cleaned before each use, and the cleaning procedure used must be in accordance with good manufacturing practices (GMPs). There are different types of CIP including, single pass systems and recirculation system. No matter which type is used, Alconox, Inc. provides support to meet cGMP regulations and detergents ideally suited for CIP systems.

Read the full story

Posted in Citrajet, Pharmaceutical, Solujet0 Comments

Visit Us at Pack Expo 2018 with Comped Admission

Visit Alconox, Inc. at PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2018, at McCormick Place in Chicago, October 14-17, 2018.  Mention Code: 72W43 for free registration to the event. 

Once at the show, stop by Booth W-803 to receive our unique gifts, expert technical support for your critical cleaning applications, and detergent samples.

Read the full story

Posted in News, Pharmaceutical0 Comments

Laboratory Cleaning: Best Practices Using a Household Dishwasher

Q. Our lab just has a regular household dishwasher that we use to clean labware. I heard this is not ideal, but it’s what we have. We’re using Alcojet detergent, but the instructions say to turn it into a liquid by diluting….

Read the full story

Posted in Alcojet, Alconox, Laboratory, Liquinox0 Comments

Alconox, Inc. at IMTS 2018

Visit Alconox, Inc. at IMTS, at McCormick Place in Chicago, September 10-15, 2018.  Stop by East Building, Level 2, Booth #121340 to receive our unique gifts, expert technical support for your critical cleaning applications, and detergent samples.

Our critical cleaning detergents are excellent in meeting the varying needs of the precision machining industry.  Whether it’s ultrasonic cleaning of parts and tools, stainless steel passivation, aerospace manufacturing, or unclogging abrasive media in grinding or waterjet machining, we’ve got you covered. 

Read the full story

Posted in Aerospace, Metalworking & Precision Manufacturing, News, Passivation0 Comments

Using High Foam Detergent in an Automated Ultrasonic Cleaning Line

Q. Can we use high-foaming detergents in an automated cleaning line?
A. Yes, but using a high-foam detergent requires a rinse chamber that allows foam to rinse off and drain easily and completely. If the automated line uses initial spray rinsing right after the wash tank

Read the full story

Posted in Citranox, Cosmetic, Liquinox, Medical Device, Pharmaceutical0 Comments

Best Detergent for Polyamides

As you likely know, the Ixef® PARA is part of polyamide family and, as such, has an inherent chemical resistance. While Ixef® compounds display a good resistance to chemical reagents, the amide function in the resin matrix makes them sensitive to certain chemicals. Therefore, we like to recommend….

Read the full story

Posted in Liquinox, Manual Lab Cleaning0 Comments

Citric Acid Passivation – Safe, Effective, Easy

Surface contamination interferes with formation of protective oxide coating on stainless steel thereby leaving it open to corrosion. The stainless steel needs passivation.

Read the full story

Posted in Citrajet, Citranox, Medical Device0 Comments

Alconox, Inc. at Cosmoprof North America 2018

Join Alconox, Inc. at Cosmoprof North America in Las Vegas, July 29-31, 2018.  When you’re at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, stop by booth #41455. Alconox, Inc. cosmetic cleaners make short work of titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, silicone and other hard-to-clean residues. Our fast-acting, fragrance-free cosmetic cleaners also remove dyes, petrolatum, and fragrances even in the most demanding cosmetic cleaning applications.

Read the full story

Posted in Cosmetic, News0 Comments