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Cleaning Time

How to: Reduce Cleaning Time

Q. What can we do to reduce cleaning time?  We want to be as optimal and thorough in our cleaning as possible.  

A. At Alconox Inc we recognize that manual cleaning may take minutes, spray cleaning seconds, and soaking may take hours, possibly overnight, to achieve comparable cleanliness. Read more….

Disposal of Alconox Inc. Detergents

What is the proper way to dispose of your detergents? Detergent disposal in a proper manner is an integral part of a robust cleaning program regardless of scale or industry. Alconox Inc. detergents are biodegradable….

Detergent 8

How to: Clean Circuit Boards & Electronic Components

Learn how and when to clean circuit boards & electronic components with Detergent 8.


How To Choose a Phosphate-Free Clean In Place (CIP) Detergent

We are a biotech company looking to upgrade our cleaning with phosphate-free detergents used in CIP systems.  We were recommended to contact Alconox Inc.  Can you describe the uses of your low foam detergents, like Solujet, Tergajet and Detergent 8?  Any others?  What surfactants and cleaning constituents are there?

Flux Residue Removal

Q. I am seeing a white powder around solder joints on PCBs.  Is this solder flux? We use Detergent 8 for cleaning. Do you know why this is happening and how to stop or remove it?
A. There are several ways of approaching this common issue of solder flux and its removal. For example, One way to fix this problem is to lower the temperature when soldering. In another scenario, a leading aerospace manufacturer studied putting potassium silicate (10 mL in 10 L) into the Detergent 8 bath to act as an inhibitor to stop the formation of these white salts.


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