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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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Interview: Resolving Cannabis Cleaning Challenges

An interview with Michael Moussourakis, Senior Director of Strategic Affairs at Alconox Inc. discussing cannabis cleaning challenges and the cannabis industry as a whole.

Those involved in cannabis processing, whether the dispensary, lab, extraction or manufacturing floor, know cannabis cleaning challenges are real. Click below to find out more!


Replace Toluene, Xylene in Cleaning

Q: We had a small fire incident in our lab when working with toluene and xylene.  We are now going with safer aqueous detergents and will replace toluene and xylene as cleaning agents.  What do you recommend for hydrocarbons from lab and glassware?

A: For removing hydrocarbons from lab and glassware, hot (60-80C) Alconox® Powdered Precision Cleaner or Liquinox® Critical Cleaning Liquid Detergent should do a great job, and….


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