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How To Clean an Aluminum Coated Mirror

Q: We are looking to clean an aluminum coated mirror with a neutral, mild effective cleaner.  What can Alconox Inc. recommend?
A:  Typical residues found in laboratory, aerospace and optics industry mirror applications are adhered dust, dirt and water spots.  Occasionally oil spots and coolant residues will be found as well. 

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Medical Device Cleaning: Soft Acrylic Intraocular Lenses (IOLs)

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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Ultrasonic Cleaning of Optical Devices

Q. Ultrasonic and forced DI water are not removing particles from the optical devices. We suspect that the particles are charged and that is playing a role in the difficulty of removing them. Rusting isn’t a problem but oxidation might be. Al, Ti are metals in the devices we use. The cleaning is followed by chemical etching so this can be an issue.
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