Q: What types of Alconox Inc. detergent would I use to clean a mold release agent? As an aside, is there any chance I could use the same detergent to also clean copper traces off a printed circuit board? A: Mold release and circuit board in one detergent? Yes! You may indeed be able to use one detergent in both these cleaning applications. But it will only work if the copper … [Read more...] about One Detergent for Mold Release and Circuit Board Cleaning?
Q: We are looking for a detergent to remove the cuticle on leaves to see surface cells, stomata, and trichomes. We have Alconox powder in-house. Will that work? A: Plant cuticles are usually waxes with oils and other bio-derived polymers. Since you have Alconox powder in-house, I would try a high concentration (5%) and as high a heat as substrates can take for removing the … [Read more...] about Cleaning Plant Cuticle Residue
Q. I am making a 1% detergent solution? How do I do this? A. Thanks for the question. We do get these calls from time to time and it is certainly better to be sure. Most of our detergents are recommended at 1-2% concentrations. Concentration is directly related to capacity or the amount of residue the detergent can remove. More highly soiled applications require a higher … [Read more...] about How to: Making detergent solution (1%) by weight or volume
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 … [Read more...] about Cannabis Cleaning: Separate Detergents
Learn the proper way to make a 1% detergent solution by following these four simple steps. To make a 2% detergent solution, simply double up the amount! Alconox Inc. aqueous detergents are sold in concentrate. To use, dilute according to package instructions. Most Alconox Inc. products require only a 1-2% dilution for optimal use. For further detail on how to make a 1% … [Read more...] about How to Make a 1% Solution