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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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How to: Remove Residual Silicone Oils

Q. We are currently using a solvent and we want to switch to a safer product. Do you have a detergent that can assist in the removal of residue silicone oils that are left in medical device mold inserts manufactured using clear rubber material? We are currently using a solvent and we want to switch to a safer product, such as a water-based cleaner. Will Alconox detergent work as your web page says without ultrasonic?

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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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Monitoring Stability of Alconox Solution

Learn how to monitor stability of 1% Alconox Solution for proper storage.

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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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Eurasian Minnows aquatic toxicity

Determining Aquatic Toxicity

Alconox® Powdered Precision Cleaner, Liquinox® Critical Cleaning Liquid Detergent, Tergazyme® Enzyme-Active Powdered Detergent, Citranox® Liquid Acid Cleaner and Detergent, and Alcotabs® Tablet Pipet Detergent all contain roughly 5-20% sodium dodecylbenzene sulfonate surfactant. The aquatic toxicity is derived from the surfactant. This surfactant is sodium dodecylbenzene sulfonate.

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Removing Pumice Residues

We take our parts and put them in a “cement mixer” type parts washer with some water and pumice and tumble them for four hours. We recently noticed that if we also add your Alcojet®, the parts don’t have any residual pumice on the surface after we rinse them. Why is that? Would you recommend we continue this practice?

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