Join Us at Pittcon Chicago 2020

26 February 2020

Visit Alconox, Inc. at Pittcon, Chicago, March 3-5, 2020. Stop by booth #1514 to receive our unique gifts, expert technical support for your critical cleaning applications, and detergent samples. Our critical cleaning detergents and cleaners remove an array of soils while leaving no interfering residues on laboratory equipment, glassware and instruments.

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Removing Capsaicin Residue

18 February 2020

Q: We have capsaicin residue we are encountering.  If it is proving challenging to remove, and irritating to our technicians.  Please help! A:  We can attack via emulsification or oxidation.  If you are indeed looking to clean manually, the powerful emulsification capability of Detonox® Ultimate Precision Cleaner detergent, along with warm to hot temperatures, will help. 

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Join Us at MD&M West 2020

10 February 2020

Visit Alconox Inc. at MD&M West 2020, at the Anaheim Convention Center, February 11-13.  Stop by Booth 2286 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 […]

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Removing Polyurethane Glue From Stainless Steel Bolts

10 February 2020

Q: We are having trouble removing polyurethane glue from stainless steel bolts. A: Adherent residues can be tough.  And clearly glue is adherent, per design.  For this application we want to increase temperature to expedite the cleaning effort as much as possible, and soften the glue.  We also want to up the concentration to ensure having sufficient detergent capacity. 

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Cosmetics Cleaning: Removing Deodorant From Stainless Tanks

03 February 2020

Q: How can we clean residual deodorant from our stainless steel tanks? It is proving very difficult. It is largely AlCl3. A: Deodorant, designed to stay in place for obvious reasons, can be quite adherent on processing equipment. If it stays on skin for extended periods, which is designed to avoid residues, imagine what it does to stainless steel!

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About Alconox Inc.: Over 70 Years of Critical Cleaning

27 January 2020

About Alconox Inc.: We manufacture and sell critical cleaning products and nothing else. It is our mission to meet the global critical cleaning needs of scientists and engineers by supplying American-made, high-quality detergents with expert technical support. We strand at the ready for any critical cleaning challenge -- any surface, any cleaning mechanism and any residue combination. 

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Laboratory Cleaning: Alcojet Detergent not Dissolving in Washer

21 January 2020

Q. Alcojet is not dispensing/dissolving in my lab washer. Do you know why this would happen?  A. When this happens to clients, the most common cause is putting Alcojet into a wet dispenser cup. The caking effect is made worse if the Alcojet does not immediately dispense before running the washer. This causes the wet Alcojet to sit in the wet detergent dispenser cup, cake up solidly and form a cement. When the wash cycle finally pops the dispenser door, the detergent will not dissolve.  

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Cannabis Lab

Cleaning Botanical and Cannabis Residue in the Laboratory

16 January 2020

Q: We are working with cannabis resin in our lab and the residue is very tough to remove.  We are currently using isopropyl alcohol and it is just not good enough.  Any advice? A: It is no secret that waxy, sticky cannabis and other botanical resins are some of the most difficult residues to clean.  But of course, keeping your labware, glassware and other laboratory equipment clean is vital. 

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Pharmaceutical Cleaning Innovation: American Pharmaceutical Review Interview with Alconox Inc.

14 January 2020

Mike Auerbach, Editor and Chief of American Pharmaceutical Review, spoke to Michael Moussourakis, Senior Director, Strategic Affairs at Alconox Inc. They discussed the unique cleaning challenges facing Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic and Cannabis manufacturers and the innovative solutions offered by Alconox Inc.   Auerbach: I understand Alconox has gotten into some sticky situations lately. Can you tell […]

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Ultrasonic Cleaner for Parts and Towels

12 January 2020

Q. I'm looking for a cleaning solution to use in our industrial ultrasonic cleaner that is similar to the old style competitor detergent. We use it occasionally for general cleaning, removal of machining oils, cleaning for high vacuum use, and to lightly etch the oxides off of copper.   Would you recommend Alconox or Liquinox detergent?  How long would a pre-mix of the formulations last before degrading?  Could we also use this for washing microfiber towels and foam sponges that have various waxes, polymer sealants and oils on them?

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