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Guidelines for Triple Rinsing

Q. is there any industry guidance on triple rinsing…any literature that you know of that this is the accepted standard for manual cleaning that you could provide me?
A. To our knowledge, there are no authoritative source documents to define how many times you should rinse glassware. The logic behind a triple rinse is that, in filling and emptying a vessel three times with water, each time you are diluting by 2 orders of magnitude. In theory . . .

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All About Rinse Aids

There are basically three kinds of rinse aids: Hydrophobic rinse aids that leave behind a residue, surfactants that wet surfaces and allow rinse water to sheet off a surface without leaving behind droplets, and acid rinses that dissolve insoluble alkaline salt residues.

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Cleaning a V Blender

Q. How would you clean a 3 cu ft V blender?
A: I recommend using a 0.5% Solujet® solution of 12 L to clean the 3 cu ft V blender followed by 2 rinses and then a 3rd sampling rinse. You may wish

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Determining Optimum Detergency for Liquinox

How do you determine optimum detergency for Liquinox detergent? As a general statement, optimum detergency is reached at a 1-2% concentration (optimum defined as amount of soil removed per unit of detergent used). Maximum detergency is typically reached at a…

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Cosmetics Manufacturing Cleaning

Concentrated for economical use, Alconox, Inc. detergents make critical cleaning for cosmetic applications faster, easier and more efficient. Whether you’re scrubbing 1,500-gallon kettles or wrestling with plastic tubes and fillers, proven detergents such as CITRANOX, TERGAZYME, and ALCONOX wash away the most tenacious materials without leaving residues.

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Critical Cleaning Challenge? There’s an App for that…

Have a critical cleaning challenge? There’s an App for that!! Alconox, Inc. the critical cleaning experts, launches its first ever application to put your cleaning needs and detergent selection information right at your fingertips.

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Custom Detergent Formulations

Q. Does Alconox, Inc. make custom detergent formulations to solve special cleaning problems?

A. Yes, Alconox, Inc. will make custom formulations to solve special cleaning problems. Of course we always try to solve cleaning problems with off the shelf cleaners, but if there are special cleaning needs that cannot be met using regular Alconox brand cleaners, then where the size of business warrants manufacturing a new formulation, we will make custom detergents.

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Cosmetics Cleaning

Q. What are some cleaning concerns for the Cosmetic industry? A. Cosmetic manufacturing involves many oils, pigments, emollients, and “waterproof” ingredients. Difficult-to-clean residues include titanium dioxide and silicone oil emollients. For help selecting an appropriate cleaner, request a copy of Alconox Guide to Critical Cleaning.

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Cleaning Machine Oil with Liquinox

Q. We are cleaning straight machine oil off parts, followed by a Ozonics 203 dip. We have a vapor degreaser but stopped using it due to odors & EPA exhaust concerns. I plan to use Liquinox in a strong concentration to remove the residual oil and Ozonics 203. I plan to use the degreaser as a heated ultrasonic cleaner. What concentration would you recommend? This would be followed by our final u.s. cleaning using 2% Liquinox & dual cascading D.I. water.

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Cleaning Stainless Steel Dishwashers

Q. What kind of cleaner options can be safely used in stainless steel dishwashers.
A. All of our low foaming cleaners are safe for use on stainless steel dishwashers. In general for small under counter washers . . .

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