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Clean Before Sterilization (Disinfection)

Did you know? If It’s Not Clean, You Can’t Sterilize.

Why must instruments be cleaned before being sterilized? According to the CDC, “Cleaning should precede all disinfection and sterilization processes.Cleaning involves the removal of debris (organic or inorganic) from an instrument or device. If visible debris is not removed, it will interfere with microbial inactivation and can compromise the disinfection or sterilization process.”

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Cannabis Lab

Cleaning Botanical and Cannabis Residue in the Laboratory

Q: We are working with cannabis resin in our lab and the residue is very tough to remove.  We are currently using isopropyl alcohol and it is just not good enough.  Any advice?

A: It is no secret that waxy, sticky cannabis and other botanical resins are some of the most difficult residues to clean.  But of course, keeping your labware, glassware and other laboratory equipment clean is vital. 

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How Does Tergazyme Enzyme Detergent Work?

Q:  You recently sent a sample of Tergazyme detergent for a tough biologic cleaning challenge and it worked better than anything we had previously tried. I realize this must be due to the enzyme component. What information can you provide me on how enzyme detergents work, so I can share it with our decision makers / executives who want to better understand why this detergent got such different results?

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Cleaning Blood off of Recording Electrodes

Q. I was planning on purchasing Tergazyme but was wondering if there might be reason to consider an additional second cleaning product for cleaning blood products, etc off recording electrodes and off of surgical instruments. Would this be redundant or offer any advantage?
A. Tergazyme alone is very effective at removing blood, tissue & other body fluids off of electrodes and surgical instruments. Learn More.

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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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Are there any PFAS, PFOA, or PFOS in Alconox Inc. Critical Cleaners?

Q. Is there any PFOA or PFOS in any Alconox cleaner?
A. PFOA and PFOS are perfluoro-octanoic acid and perfluoro-octane sulfonate. None of the Alconox, Inc brand cleaners contains PFOA or PFOS ingredients.

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Ultrasonic with Low-Foam Detergent

Q. We are having foaming issues in ultrasonic cleaner. Basically, we are looking for a non-foaming version of the Liquinox cleaner we are currently using.  Can you use a detergent that doesn’t foam in an ultrasonic bath? A. Depending on what the foaming issue is, you may be able to continue using Liquinox detergent. As a general statement….

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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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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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BRK Cleanroom

Cleanroom Cleaning

We are in the process of building a cleanroom for medical device manufacturing. What detergents do you recommend? For cleanroom cleaning, we would recommend liquid concentrate detergents to…..

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