Cosmetics Cleaning: Removing Erythrosine

24 August 2017

Do you have a known solution for removing erythrosine from stainless steel? Erythrosine is also known as Red 3 when used as a cosmetic. Sometimes the cleaning is manual, other times it is automated.

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Choosing Ideal Detergent for Cleaning Metal Parts

21 August 2017

Q. We are currently writing a protocol for conducting a process validation activity for our cleaning procedures for metal parts after our machining manufacturing process. What are the differences between cleaning effectiveness of Alconox detergent for cleaning various metallic surfaces such as stainless steel, titanium and cobalt chrome? Also, does Alconox detergent effectiveness change based on contamination characteristics, surface geometry or any other factors?

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Cleaning Environmental Equipment for Testing Ammonia Levels

14 August 2017

Q. I am doing environmental testing for ammonia levels and need to properly pre-clean all objects that will come into contact with our samples. We were thinking of using Liquinox. Is it ammonia free? Will it interfere with sample results?

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The Question of ‘Cosmeceuticals’

09 August 2017

Watch Steve Kuehn, Executive Content Director at Nice Insight, sit down with Director of Marketing and Development, Michael Moussourakis to discuss the growing question of Cosmeceuticals. The question being: What if a cosmetic product treats or prevents an illness or disease? For many in the cosmetic industry, this answer can be a gray area.

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Medical Device Cleaning: Soft Acrylic Intraocular Lenses (IOLs)

01 August 2017

Q: We are cleaning both hydrophilic and hydrophobic acrylic polymers. The cleaning process we use is mostly manual, involves no extended soaking, rather short contact with rubbing, and/or usage in an ultrasonic bath. Which of your products -- Alconox, Tergazyme or Liquinox -- would be most suitable for the cleaning of soft acrylic intraocular lenses (IOLs)?

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Replacement Detergent for Pasteur-Sol Cleaner

29 July 2017

The washer unit we are using at our hospital appears to have had it's Pasteur-Sol detergent made no longer available. What does Alconox, Inc. recommend to replace it? We were using a powdered detergent.

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One Detergent for Mold Release and Circuit Board Cleaning?

25 July 2017

Q: What types of Alconox, Inc. detergent would I use to clean a mold release agent? As an aside, is there any chance I could use the same detergent to also clean copper traces off a printed circuit board? A: Yes! You may indeed be able to use one detergent in both these cleaning applications. But it will only work if the copper is not in the form of an oxide. Here's why.

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Ultrasonic Cleaning Detergent Bath Life

19 July 2017

Q: We manufacture medical devices. Can we use our Alconox or Citranox bath solution more than once? How do we know that we need to change the solution? A: For the highest level of cleanliness, you only use a solution once. In general, in a medical device manufacturing and cleaning operation, a detergent bath will typically easily last for 8 hours. For example, you can make up a fresh Alconox® or Citranox® solution once a day and then verify that the pH has not changed more ...

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Cleaning Stressed Polycarbonate

18 July 2017

Q. In the past you have recommended a specific detergent type detergent for our sensitive plastics (stressed polycarbonate), mentioning that it does not have a surfactant. Can you elaborate for us why?

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Medical Device Cleaning: Martensitic Stainless Steel

13 July 2017

Q: We use Alconox® on the medical device parts we manufacture that need cleaning before shipment. Alconox® detergent is working in an excellent way with austenitic stainless steel parts, but is not working that well with martensitic stainless steel. Actually, at the end of the process cleaning martensitic steel, we notice some marks on the material. Any recommendations?

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