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Cannabis Cleaning: Separate Detergents

Q: We have a customer that is both trimming/harvesting plants as well as processing them.  They would like to use a separate detergent for each area.

A: Many locations find it easier to use different detergents in different manufacturing locations/suites for the purposes of simplicity.  Whether it be a biotech/pharma plant, healthcare facility, and of course cannabis processors. 

3D Printing: Cleaning Residues on Complex Geometries

The technique of 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, allows for the production of complex geometries, both metallic and polymer, that a few years ago designers could only dream of. However, these geometries present some post printing issues that impede the rapid production times that makes additive manufacturing attractive. One of these issues is the removal of trapped metal powder from these tight features, channels and porosity of these complex geometries. 

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How To Clean MgF2 windows for chrome plating?

Q: How do you clean MgF2 windows for chrome plating? We would also like to use in our cleanroom on different kinds of glass types and ceramics.

A: To prepare magnesium fluoride (MgF2) for adhesion of chrome or other plating, a very clean surface is needed.  Depending on what kinds of residues are expected, Alconox® Powdered Precision Cleaner and Liquinox® Critical Cleaning Liquid Detergent are great options.  The choice of which detergent would be….

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How To Clean Carbide

Q:I was wondering if you have a product that I can use in an ultrasonic cleaner to clean tungsten carbide that would not leach out cobalt? That also can be disposed of down a drain?

A: Tungsten carbide (WC) cleaning comes with some inherent issues, and the cleaning cycle that accompanies it will depend entirely on the feed stock (components to be cleaned) that the process comes from. This is where Alconox, Inc., as the critical cleaning experts, excel from our experience and vast pool of applications to draw upon.

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Cleaning Magnets

Q. We machine magnets. We currently do not have a cleaner and are looking for one to clean our magnet material without leaving a residue or damaging the magnet itself.

A. Magnets are often made of iron materials that are prone to rusting or corrosion. When cleaning magnets, use an ambient temperature 1% Alconox solution (10 g/L or 1.25 oz/gal). Clean by soak, manual scrub or ultrasonic methods. Rinse thoroughly and rapidly with ambient temperature water.

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