Q. Our parts washer uses a 2.5 hour cycle following a manual wash. A build up of silicone grease is observed. Our preference is to reduce manual cleaning. Is there a cleaning agent available that can remove silicone grease that would be compatible with a parts washer using water as the cleaning agent? A. The key to removing silicone oils and lubricants in a washer is to use … [Read more...] about Cleaning Silicone Grease Residue Build Up in a Parts Washer
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 … [Read more...] about How To Clean MgF2 windows for chrome plating?
Q. We just purchased Alcojet which is a low-foaming detergent. The one we used before was non-foaming detergent. What's the difference between "low" and "non" foam? Will Alcojet cause a foaming problem? A. Alcojet® Low Foaming Powdered Detergent is designed for use in automated cleaning applications that require no foaming problems. Alcojet detergent has an anti-foam agent … [Read more...] about Non-foaming vs. Low-foaming Detergent
Q: We are looking to clean stainless steel shears and trimmers that have cannabis residue. We have heard great things about your detergents. Will they work here? A: Yes, absolutely. Ensuring that between batches, equipment is robustly cleaned to avoid cross contamination is essential to ensure your product stays pure. The way it should be. We would recommend soaking, … [Read more...] about How To Clean Shears and Trimmers That Have Cannabis Residue
Oxidation or bleaching is one of the many cleaning mechanisms that a detergent formulator can bring to bear by formulating with appropriate ingredients. In cleaning, oxidation, or bleaching, changes the structure of a residue to render it more easily removed. Oxidation is loss of electrons in a chemical reaction. In the context of cleaning, the loss of electrons typically … [Read more...] about Advanced Cleaning Mechanisms: Oxidation