Cleaning Pharmaceutical Probiotics

18 April 2018

Q: Can you tell me if Liquinox can clean/remove pharmaceutical probiotics? We use this product to clean our packaging lines. We have a customer who is looking to have us package their probiotic product. A: Liquinox® Critical Cleaning Liquid Detergent is an excellent emulsifier of organic and oily residues. It will do the job. Best practice, however, would be to incorporate a powerful emulsifier of organic and oily residues, along with enhanced protein removal. 

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Join Us at BIOMEDevice Boston 2018

12 April 2018

Visit Alconox, Inc. at BIOMEDevice Boston, MA, April 18-19, 2018. Stop by booth #509 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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Closed Bioprocessing Cleaning Recommendations

06 April 2018

Q: We are a mid sized small biomolecule drug manufacturer and currently use several Alconox, Inc. products in our cleanroom and manufacturing suites.  We are looking at implement (functionally) closed bioprocessing.  Are there any recommendations you can provide? A: Some time ago, I heard a senior executive of a large biotech company express a desire to produce drugs in a "conference room."  That day is pretty much here. 

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Visit our Booth at Interphex 2018

04 April 2018

See Alconox, Inc. at Interphex in NYC, April 17-19, 2018. Stop by Booth #2226 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 Pharmaceutical and Biotech applications. To learn more about the specific cleaning applications we can take on in the Pharmaceutical, Biotech Industries, click over to our website.

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Alconox Detergent Compatibility with Phenolic Resins

28 March 2018

Q. Is Alconox detergent compatible with phenolic resins for cleaning purposes? A. Alconox® Powdered Precision Cleaner has been used with no reported incidents to clean phenolic resins. In literature, it is reported that phenolic resins have excellent solvent and acid resistance....

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Cleaning a Dry Powder V-Mixer

21 March 2018

We are cleaning a V Mixer made of NSF Stainless steel and we are using it to mix different protein powders, amino acids, and herbs for dietary supplements. It is small enough to be cleaned by hand but not small enough for any type of sink. I was advised to buy your Citranox product. Is that the best detergent for this job?  

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Cleaning Glass Castings: Alconox or Detonox?

16 March 2018

Q. Q. We are having an issue plating aluminum on glass castings. It appears there is mold release left on the glass after the casting. The glass manufacturer recommended Alconox detergent. Is that what you would your recommend for cleaning the glass? Whatever we use, it probably needs to be a soak at a high temperature (>170°)? Is this procedure good or should we use an ultrasonic at the higher temperature?

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Cleaning Vitamin Residues

12 March 2018

Q. We manufacture vitamins, which include minerals (calcium, magnesium etc.) and have found that Citranox is very effective in cleaning the residue left in our equipment. Unfortunately, we have learned that the pH of Citranox is too low for our local requirements. Do you have another detergent with a higher pH that would work equally as well?

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Ultrasonic Cleaning of Glass Molds (Detergents vs. Alkali)

05 March 2018

Q. We have heard that Alconox is recommended for glass mold cleaning. Other than release agent, can the product also remove oxidation from the mold surface? And finally, why is the concentration on the Alconox detergent only 1-3% when we typically use concentrations of 20-30% when cleaning molds with sodium or potassium hydroxide based chemicals? A. Alconox® Powdered Precision Cleaner is what we tradtionally recommend for mold release cleaning applications, but many also find Detonox® Ultimate Precision Cleaner to be particularly effective. When it comes to removing oxidation...

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Ultrasonic Cleaning 101

02 March 2018

Find answers to questions such as: What is ultrasonic tank cleaning? Which industries employ? What Alconox brands are ideal for ultrasonic tank cleaning?

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