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Residual Chlorine on Printed Circuit Boards

Q. We have found chlorine present on our printed circuit boards after ultrasonic cleaning and distilled water rinse.  As ultrasonic cleaning detergent, we’re using either Liquinox or Detergent 8, but are unsure which one was used on affected boards.  Could either be contributing to this issue?

A. It’s highly unlikely that either detergent, or your cleaning process, is the source of the chlorine residue.  The cleaning process you described, if using detergent at recommended dilution levels, should successfully remove flux and process residues.  

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Replacing Isopropyl Alcohol in Pharmaceutical Cleaning

Q. I’ve been told that we should no longer use isopropyl alcohol for cleaning our pharmaceutical equipment. What should we use instead?

A. In pharmaceutical cleaning applications, isopropyl alcohol (IPA) is less than ideal. Alcohol will clean residues which are soluble in alcohol, but that is a limited range.  Using critical cleaning, aqueous detergents are a far more robust and will allow for more effective cleaning processes.

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Join Us at BIOMEDevice East in Boston

Visit Alconox Inc. at BIOMEDevice East 2019, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, May 15-16, 2019.  Stop by Booth 729 to receive our unique gifts, expert technical support for your critical cleaning applications, and detergent samples. Our critical cleaning detergents remove an array of soils while leaving no interfering residues in applications for medical device reprocessing, medical device […]

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Advanced Cleaning Mechanisms: Detergency and Concentration

Intuition, logic, and maybe even some experiences, can lead us to believe more detergent is better.  These everyday experiences where it might apply include your washing machine, dishwasher, or even your hands in the bathroom sink.  But, what is actually meant by better?  This is where concentration and detergency come into play, terms you may see in our literature and documentation, as well as our responses and solutions to cleaning challenges.

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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, such as a water-based cleaner.  Do you have a detergent that can assist in the removal of residual silicone oils that are left in medical device mold inserts manufactured using clear rubber material?   Will Alconox detergent work as your web page says without ultrasonic?

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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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See You in Chicago for Cphi North America

Visit Alconox Inc. at Cphi North America in Chicago, April 30 – May 2, 2019. Stop by Booth #2304 to receive our unique gifts, expert technical support for your critical cleaning applications, and detergent samples.

Our critical cleaning detergents remove an array of soils while leaving no interfering residues in Pharmaceutical applications.

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Cleaning Clear Anodized Aluminum

Q. We are seeing white residue on clear anodized aluminum that we are cleaning with Detojet. Why is this happening and what can we do to prevent it?
A. There are a few reasons this may be happening. 

Possible Reason 1: The Detojet® Low Foaming Liquid Detergent concentration may be too low in the wash cycle and the concentration of calcium, magnesium and iron too high in the water used.  This would result…

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Join Us at Interphex NYC 2019

Visit Alconox, Inc. at Interphex in NYC, April 2-4, 2019. Stop by Booth #2226 to receive our unique gifts, expert technical support for your critical cleaning applications, and detergent samples. Our critical cleaning detergents remove an array of soils while leaving no interfering residues in Pharmaceutical and Biotech applications.

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Free Exhibit Pass to PMTS

Visit Alconox, Inc. at PMTS 2019 in Cleveland, OH, April 2-4, 2019. Your Exhibit Hall Pass is on us! Simply enter code EXH8420 at registration. Then, at the show, stop by booth #8090 to receive our unique gifts, expert technical support for your critical cleaning applications, and detergent samples.

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