Defining Free Rinsing Detergent

Q. Your website and literature often describes your detergents as free rinsing.  What does free rinsing detergent mean?

A. A free rinsing detergent means it will rinse away very easily or freely. This is vital to critical cleaning applications.  Analytical glassware, medical device implants or biopharm process lines are just a few examples where clean, residue-free surfaces are of monumental importance.  Thereby avoiding the risk of inaccurate assays, infections, cross contamination, etc.

It is equally important to note that it does not mean that you do not have to rinse with water. For example, a non-free rinsing cleaner might contain fragrances that were designed to deposit and leave a fresh scent, or it might contain corrosion inhibitors that are designed to deposit and leave behind an anti-corrosion film.

Alconox Inc. cleaners are free rinsing detergents and do not leave deposits on substrates after rinsing. There are no added dyes, fragrances, softeners or brighteners.  Additionally, the detergents are biodegradable and interfering residue free.  More information on Alconox Inc. detergents by visiting or by contacting us to discuss your specific application.

To request any Alconox Inc. detergents for free, please complete the questionnaire at Get Sample. For more information about any one of our Alconox, Inc. detergents, consult the technical bulletin for each product. Or click here to access each of our detergent’s Safety Data Sheets.

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