Detergent Color Variations

19 February 2019

Q. The color of our Liquinox is slightly different by lot number. Why is this happening? Is there an issue, perhaps we have done something wrong with storage?   A. Do not fear! These color variations are normal. There is a range of acceptable color differences in Liquinox detergent. Differences in the age and storage conditions of the raw materials and of the Liquinox detergent itself will account for differences in color

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Dilution Precision in Concentration Measurements

12 February 2019

Q. Do I determine detergent dilution by weight or by volume or both? A. In a laboratory setting, the most common method is to either make a weight/weight dilution (10-20 g Alconox detergent in 990 g of water), or a weight/volume dilution (10-20 g Alconox in 990 mL of water) for 1-2% solutions.  In manufacturing situations, often directions are written volume/volume or volume/weight.

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3D

How to: Clean 3D Printed Parts

05 February 2019

Q. We need to clean 3D printed plastic parts made of methacrylate. We need to make sure it’s safe for the plastic, but also ensures all crevices are residue free for critically clean parts. A. Particulates and other residue, including environmental residues, can be effectively cleaned using a....

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Join Us at MD&M Anaheim 2019

24 January 2019

Visit Alconox, Inc. at MD&M West, Anaheim, CA, February 5-7, 2019.   Stop by booth #1350 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 device manufacturing, lab equipment and glassware, healthcare instruments and more.

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How to Clean Labware: Removing Algae

22 January 2019

Q. We are a large energy company working with algae.  It is proving tough to remove from glass and labware. We are using Liquinox detergent currently, which is good.  Anything better? Eventually we would like to move to cleaning these in our washer. A. Algae, and the viscous oils that you are working with, require not just powerful emulsifiers....

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Bathocard

9 Steps to Successful Critical Cleaning: BATHOCARD

21 January 2019

Q. Did you know there are nine different factors that determine successful cleaning? A. "BATHOCARD" a phrase coined by Alconox technical team.

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Cannabis Lab

Cleaning Cannabis and Botanical Residue in the Laboratory

16 January 2019

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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Keylajet

High Alkaline Detergent on Steel?

09 January 2019

Q. Are there ways to remove oxidation on stainless steel without acidic detergents?  We are looking to simplify our process and avoid low pH. A. While citric acid based oxidation removal and passivation is our preferred method due to its safety profile, there are ways to remove oxidation from steel with alkaline detergents.

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Detergent Compatibility Information

03 January 2019

Q. We have consulted your continuous exposure compatibility information for one of your detergents on various materials. We were wondering about the details of conditions used in formulating this documented info, such as temperature, detergent concentration and period of time in which these observations were made. A. It is important to keep in mind that these documents are created for guidance and reference purposes and are based on our vast critical cleaning experience in laboratory and manufacturing settings.

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Cleaning for Powder Coating

20 December 2018

Q. Can Alconox assist with pre-powder coat cleaning? A. Yes! To get the best powder coating results, you will need a residue free surface. The detergent you use will depend on the material being coated. The reduction in surface oxides greatly helps with adhesion. The surface is made more receptive to accepting the coating.

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