How does Solujet stack up to a leading CIP cleaner?

How does Solujet stack up to a leading CIP cleaner?

Solujet®Low-Foaming Phosphate-Free Liquid Detergent

Solujet is the detergent to consider for your next new pharmaceutical cleaning project or when you want to take the opportunity to improve when you are revalidating your existing cleaning system.

How does Solujet stack up to A LEADING CIP CLEANER?

  • Unlike A LEADING CIP CLEANER, Solujet has high wetting surfactants that enhance emulsifying, wetting, dispersing and rinsing.  The surfactants allow faster, more efficient cleaning and easier rinsing.
  • Solujet is recommended for use at lower concentrations because of the more synergistic surfactant containing formulation of Solujet which does not rely as much on heavy alkalinity.
  • A LEADING CIP CLEANER does not contain an effective wetting agent as seen by the high surface tension.
  • Both Solujet and A LEADING CIP CLEANER are potassium hydroxide based cleaners with chelating agents.
  • Both Solujet and A LEADING CIP CLEANER are phosphate free and both cleaners are DOT regulated corrosive liquids.
  • The pH of 1% Solujet never exceeds 12.5.  The pH of 1% A LEADING CIP CLEANER can go as high as 12.8 according to Steris literature.
  • Although the potassium hydroxide content of the two cleaners is quite similar, by careful raw material and manufacturing quality control, the Solujet formulation is maintained such that a 1% solution will always be below pH 12.5.


Comparison between Solujet and a Leading CIP Cleaner:

Product Comparison  (1% Solution)                        Solujet®                  A Leading CIP Cleaner

Contains high wetting surfactant                                    Yes                                           No

Based on potassium hydroxide and chelates              Yes                                          Yes

DOT regulated corrosive liquid                                         Yes                                          Yes

Phosphate Free                                                                   Yes                                          Yes

Recommended use Concentrations                            ½% – 6%                                1% – 6%

Typical surface tension                                               33 dynes/cm                       49 dynes/cm

Highest pH in a 1% solution                                             <12.5                                        12.8


Consider the use of Solujet for cleaning pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment before the next validation, revalidation or new product launch.  Contact Alconox for validation support to simplify adopting Solujet.


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