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Specific Formulations for Cold Water Cleaning?

Q: I’m looking for detergents similar to Liquinox and Citranox, that are specially formulated for cold water cleaning conditions. Can you recommend analogs to the two?

A: For most residues, the detergency of an aqueous detergent is enhanced and hastened by heat. 

Liquinox vs. Citranox

Liquinox vs. Citranox

Q:  What is the difference between Liquinox vs. Citranox?  We are using Liquinox for many of our applications but are having trouble with stainless steel cleaning cannulas with a small ID.  Is Citranox the answer if the residue is inorganic?

A: Although Liquinox detergent is excellent at cleaning a host of residues, Citranox cleaner is indeed the better choice if we are fairly certain this is a largely inorganic residue.

Vacuum Cyclic Nucleation

Types of Detergents for Vacuum Cyclic Nucleation (VCN)

Q: I just read your article on complex geometry 3d prints and it suggests using Luminox in conjunction with the VCN process.  Should I be using Luminox over current detergents we purchase from you? A: Thanks so much for your email and interest in work we do in 3D printing.  The experimental and testing work done that is discussed in….


3D Printed Resin Cleaning

Q: We are using isopropyl alcohol to remove residual 3D printed acrylic resin on plastic parts.  It works ok, but we are looking to avoid flammability.  What can Alconox recommend?

A: Detergent 8® Low-Foaming Ion-Free Detergent is in general the best cleaner we have for removing assorted resins.  In some cases….

TechBrief: Critical Cleaning of 3D Printing in Precision Manufacturing

Our TechBrief on Critical Cleaning of 3D Printing in Precision Manufacturing. A comprehensive brief on applications, recommendations, detergent selection, and guidance for 3D Printing in Precision Manufacturing made easy. To request an Alconox Inc. detergent sample for free, please complete…


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