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Join Us at MD&M Anaheim 2018

Visit Alconox, Inc. at MD&M Anaheim, CA, February 6-8, 2018. Be our guest and claim a comped expo badge, or get 20% off your conference pass, by clicking here and using our promo code SPECIAL.

Stop by booth #1260 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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Why “No Phosphates” for Medical Instrument Cleaning?

Q: Why do some medical instrument makers caution against cleaning with phosphate cleaners? A: This derives from fear of Tri Sodium Phoshpate (TSP) cleaners that can have a pH of 12 in a 1% solution, which OSHA, for example, would define as corrosive, meaning…

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Ultrasonic Cleaning of Plastic Implants

Q. After machining plastic implants, what is the recommendation for an in process cleaning using a small ultrasonic tank?
A. The recommendation would be to use 1% Liquinox (a mild alkaline, emulsifying and dispersing cleaner) at a temperature well within the temperature tolerance of the plastic.

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Re-cleaning Medical Device Vendor Parts

Q. Current procedure calls for an ultrasonic bath at 69C for 20 mins with Liquinox® and DI water. Then calls for another such DI bath at 69C with NO detergent for 20 mins. Then a 1 min DI water flushing. Is Liquinox appropriate? When I clean the parts, they have already been cleaned by vendor in the exact same manner, essentially I re-clean them. Is this overkill?

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