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Why “No Phosphates” for Medical Instrument Cleaning?

Q: Why do some medical instrument makers caution against cleaning with phosphate cleaners? A: This derives from fear of Tri Sodium Phoshpate (TSP) cleaners that can have a pH of 12 in a 1% solution, which OSHA, for example, would define as corrosive, meaning…

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How Long for Residue Free Ultrasonic Cleaning?

Q. How to determine appropriate cleaning time to clean parts with ultrasonic cleaner?

A. Observations and cleaning trials are the best way to determine appropriate cleaning time. Many people use 10 minutes as a cleaning time. For difficult residues…

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Cleaning Adhesive Residues off Medical Devices

Q: We are looking for recommendations on how to remove adhesive residue left on medical devices after pulling off labels or tape. A. We are aware of many other customers using Detergent 8 to successfully remove different kinds of tough adhesive residues. We suggest using…

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CPAP Mask Manual Cleaning

Q. What do you recommend for cleaning of CPAP masks manually? A. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) masks have become a very widely used at home medical device.  Many companies specialize in cleaning and reprocessing these masks. We would recommend Tergazyme® Enzyme-Active Powdered Detergent. It is an anionic, widely available and potent emulsifier of organic […]

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Choosing Temperature for Ultrasonic Parts Cleaning

Q. How to determine appropriate temperature to clean parts with ultrasonic cleaner?

A. In general, every 10 deg C you go up in temperature doubles the cleaning speed. The faster you want to clean the hotter you should get.

There is a theoretical optimal ultrasonic cavitation temperature at around 70 deg C depending on the exact concentration of detergent. Even though in theory cavitation…

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Re-cleaning Medical Device Vendor Parts

Q. Current procedure calls for an ultrasonic bath at 69C for 20 mins with Liquinox® and DI water. Then calls for another such DI bath at 69C with NO detergent for 20 mins. Then a 1 min DI water flushing. Is Liquinox appropriate? When I clean the parts, they have already been cleaned by vendor in the exact same manner, essentially I re-clean them. Is this overkill?

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Come See Alconox, Inc. at INTERPHEX 2017

Join us in NY, NY on March 21-23, 2017 for INTERPHEX — the premier pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device development and manufacturing show. Come visit our booth, #2226 to receive our unique gifts, expert technical support for critical cleaning applications, and detergent samples.

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Removing Silicone Oil from Polyimide Surfaces

Q. How do you remove silicone oil from polyimide surfaces during a lamination process (polyimide bonded to Inconel metal foils)? The oil is only contacting the polyimide. What can be used to clean this polyimide surface that will leave behind no residue?

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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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