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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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Clean Salicylic Acid Lotions From Equipment

Q. What can be used to manually clean salicylic acid lotions, creams, emulsions from manufacturing equipment?
A. In general salicylic acid is best cleaned by sodium phosphate or alkali citrate salt containing cleaners. Lotions and creams are often best cleaned by high alkaline cleaners.

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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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Alcotabs Shoot Out Siphon Washer

Several times when we have dropped the tablets in the bottom before the basket of pipettes it has shot out the siphon whole! Any advice? It can be solved by following a procedural change….

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One Week Old Tergajet solution

Q. I am now using Tergajet with 0.5% concentration. I prepare it with ambient water and after preparation, I left it for one week. I’m not sure, is this method is okay or not?

A. You are correct that the shelf life of diluted detergent solution life is something to be monitored. While the shelf life of Tergajet®

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Join Us in Denver at AAPS 2016

Visit Alconox, Inc. at the AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition in Denver, CO, November 13 – 17. Stop by Booth #1648 to receive our unique gifts, expert technical support for your critical cleaning applications, and detergent samples. Enjoy a comped One-Day Exhibit Hall Only registration to the AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition.

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Do Your Cleaners Have Animal Origins?

Q. Does Alconox or any other recommended detergent have animal origins?

A. No. All Alconox, Inc. detergents are free-rinsing, biodegradable and contain no animal derived or genetically modified organism ingredients.

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Tergajet Ion Chromatography

Q. Can Ion Chromatography detection method be used for Tergajet? A. Sodium Ion specific electrodes can be used to detect Tergajet, however very good deionized water must be used and there can be no other significant source of sodium in your system.

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Standard Operating Procedures for Cleaning

Q. What are important items to include in standard operating procedures for cleaning? A.  A large part of successful cleaning relies on having a sound, reproducible procedure. In general, a good SOP should present a list of materials and people involved, the surface being cleaned should be identified, and the eight key variables for cleaning […]

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