Join Us at MD&M Minneapolis 2018

25 October 2018

Visit Alconox, Inc. at MD&M Minneapolis 2018, at the Minneapolis Convention Center, October 31 through November 1, 2018.  Enter Code: Special1539 at this Registration Link for a free Expo pass and 20% off all conference pricing. Once at the show, stop by Booth 1539 to receive our unique gifts, expert technical support for your critical cleaning applications, and detergent samples.

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Cleaning Pipettes in the Laboratory

17 October 2018

Q. What are some best practices for lab cleaning of pipettes. We’re having trouble in our lab removing dried on residues. A. The principal concern for any scientist or technician working in the laboratory is that glassware, like pipettes, be free of interfering residues after they are cleaned. Unseen residues can wreak havoc on analytical results by inhibiting culture growth, causing cross contamination, non-reproducible results and more.   

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Reducing Foam in Ultrasonic Cleaning

09 October 2018

How do we go about reducing foam suds in our 1% Liquinox ultrasonic bath? We have 3 ultrasonic tanks in our series process. Bath 1 has the 1% solution. Bath 2 and 3 are a rinsing cascade system with RO water only. The foam is building up in tank 1 and then transfers to tank 2.

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Posted in Liquinox, Manual Lab Cleaning, Medical Device, Metalworking & Precision Manufacturing, Ultrasonic0 Comments

Pharmaceutical Cleaning: Choosing CIP Detergent  

01 October 2018

Equipment used in pharmaceutical manufacturing must be cleaned before each use, and the cleaning procedure used must be in accordance with good manufacturing practices (GMPs). There are different types of CIP including, single pass systems and recirculation system. No matter which type is used, Alconox, Inc. provides support to meet cGMP regulations and detergents ideally suited for CIP systems.

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Visit Us at Pack Expo 2018 with Comped Admission

27 September 2018

Visit Alconox, Inc. at PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2018, at McCormick Place in Chicago, October 14-17, 2018.  Mention Code: 72W43 for free registration to the event.  Once at the show, stop by Booth W-803 to receive our unique gifts, expert technical support for your critical cleaning applications, and detergent samples.

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Bleach with Detergents for Disinfection?

26 September 2018

Adding bleach to Alconox and Liquinox detergents can be done to enhance the disinfecting and oxidizing properties of these cleaners. Adding oxidizing does bring one more cleaning mechanism to the cleaning process which can be helpful if you are trying to clean dyes, pigments, heavy burned on organic residues and other residues that are labile to oxidation. You can get some disinfection, but as we will explain, you need to clean a surface first before you disinfect.

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Laboratory Cleaning: Best Practices Using a Household Dishwasher

17 September 2018

Q. Our lab just has a regular household dishwasher that we use to clean labware. I heard this is not ideal, but it's what we have. We're using Alcojet detergent, but the instructions say to turn it into a liquid by diluting....

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Alconox, Inc. at IMTS 2018

06 September 2018

Visit Alconox, Inc. at IMTS, at McCormick Place in Chicago, September 10-15, 2018.  Stop by East Building, Level 2, Booth #121340 to receive our unique gifts, expert technical support for your critical cleaning applications, and detergent samples. Our critical cleaning detergents are excellent in meeting the varying needs of the precision machining industry.  Whether it's ultrasonic cleaning of parts and tools, stainless steel passivation, aerospace manufacturing, or unclogging abrasive media in grinding or waterjet machining, we've got you covered. 

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Measuring Surface Tension without Tensiometer?

29 August 2018

Q. Is there any way to "eyeball" surface tension to see if it's dropping when roughly measuring concentration or bath life?   A. To numerically measure surface tension, you need a tensiometer and this is the recommended method. Tensiometers come in many varieties including...

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How to Clean Labware: Automated Washer Detergent

20 August 2018

Q. Liquinox foams too much to use in the labware washer. We test for phosphate, so we need a phosphate free detergent. We need a cleaner that will clean off any testing residual on glass and plastic without leaving any interference. A. Detergent choice for cleaning labware in an automated laboratory washer depends upon whether you use powered or liquid detergent. Click for details. For powdered detergent, use Tergajet phosphate-free low foaming powdered detergent, catalog number 2204 for the 4 lb box size. For a liquid detergent, use Solujet phosphate free low foaming liquid detergent, catalog number 2101 for the 1 gallon size.

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