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Cleaning Fiber Optics

There is near zero tolerance of contamination in fiber optics. Fiber optic cable needs scrupulously clean surfaces at the glass joint to assure efficient light transmission. Any cleaner which leaves a residue will make matter worse as this will attract contaminants.
The best process for cleaning fiber optic cable is…..

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Rust Free Cleaning of Component Leads & Boards

Q. Our current cleaning process has a tendency to leave spots on board and component leads. Analysis of the white spots shows oxides of tin and lead; rust-colored spots show iron oxide. FTIR analysis shows no organic content, so it’s not soap, flux, etc. I have recommended that the production people use appropriate Alconox Inc. cleaner or possibly DI water only for a very short cleaning cycle, and that they dry the boards promptly in flowing warm air. Rust is coming from tinned steel component leads. C

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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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What is Critical Cleaning?

Q: What precisely is critical cleaning? How does it differ from “regular” cleaning? A: It refers to a very specific type of cleaning. It is where the cleaning itself impacts the value of the finished output from whatever residue/contaminant is being cleaned.

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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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Cleaning Semiconductor Equipment

Q. We’re getting some residue from foaming of detergent on our semiconductor handling equipment.
A. To clean semiconductor handling equipment in electronics, use a warm 3% Detergent 8 (30 mL/L) solution followed by a deionized water rinse to clean the equipment. Detergent 8 is free of any metal ion ingredients such as sodium that can dope a semiconductor.

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Cleaning Electronic Parts Prior to Soldering

Q. We need to clean parts to be soldered prior to applying solder. Do you have recommendations?
A. To clean parts prior to soldering you need to consider what residues you are trying to remove from the parts and how you want to clean. For general purpose oils and residue cleaning by manual, soak or ultrasonic cleaning methods, we recommend using a warm or hot 1% Liquinox solution . . .

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Cleaning Electronic Parts for High-Voltage Applications

Q. How can I clean electronic parts and assemblies for extremely high-resistance and/or high-voltage applications?

A. I recommend you clean with the product Detergent 8. Detergent 8 is an ion-free cleaner that cannot leave a conductive detergent residue. You use Detergent 8 at a 2-5% dilution (2.5 oz/gal to 6.5 oz/gal) depending on how you are using it. For soaking use 5%, for ultrasonic tanks use 3% and for pressure spray washing use 2%. Rinse thoroughly with deionized water after cleaning.

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Air Shipping Citranox

Q. I want to air ship a sample of Citranox to one of our vendors for evaluation. Are there any shipping limitations on Citranox?
A. Citranox is a non-hazardous detergent that has no shipping restrictions or limitations.

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Electronics Cleaning – Kovar

Q. What is Kovar? What cleaner would be recommended to clean Kovar?
A. Kovar is made up of 29% nickel, 17% cobalt, .2% silicon, .3% manganese and 53.5% iron. Kovar is known for its low coefficient of thermal expansion. Kovar end uses are usually glass sealing in the electronics industry.

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