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Medical Device Cleaning: Martensitic Stainless Steel

Q: We use Alconox® on the medical device parts we manufacture that need cleaning before shipment. Alconox® detergent is working in an excellent way with austenitic stainless steel parts, but is not working that well with martensitic stainless steel. Actually, at the end of the process cleaning martensitic steel, we notice some marks on the material. Any recommendations?

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Rust Free Cleaning of Component Leads & Boards

Q. Our current cleaning process has a tendency to leave spots on board and component leads. Analysis of the white spots shows oxides of tin and lead; rust-colored spots show iron oxide. FTIR analysis shows no organic content, so it’s not soap, flux, etc. I have recommended that the production people use appropriate Alconox Inc. cleaner or possibly DI water only for a very short cleaning cycle, and that they dry the boards promptly in flowing warm air. Rust is coming from tinned steel component leads. C

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From the Kitchen: Rust Removal from Stainless Steel?

From the Kitchen: Rust Removal from Stainless Steel?

Learn how to clean water scale and remove rust from stainless steel in a way that allows it “heal” itself through a chemical process known as re-passivation

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