Q. Why are critical cleaners essential in flavor and fragrance industries? A. Many major flavor and fragrance companies use Alconox or Liquinox detergent to soak, scrub or sonicate their manufacturing equipment. The reason they use these detergents is that they are free of all flavors, fragrances, dyes, cationic biocides or disinfectants, and emollients that might leave residues. This way…
Q. We need to remove perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctyl sulfonate (PFOS) from laboratory glassware and stainless steel. Since they are inorganic residues, we’re using acidic cleaners, but are not finding them as effective as we expected. Any recommendations?
A. PFOS and PFOA are polar, anionic surfactants. They will best be cleaned by a high-emulsifying, anionic-surfactant-containing cleaner that can make mixed micelles to efficiently remove these residues from surfaces….
Q. We are currently using a solvent and we want to switch to a safer product, such as a water-based cleaner. Do you have a detergent that can assist in the removal of residual silicone oils that are left in medical device mold inserts manufactured using clear rubber material? Will Alconox detergent work as your web page says without ultrasonic?
Q: What are the differences between an acid vs alkaline cleaner?
A: There are some key difference in choosing the right cleaner for your cleaning needs; the ph of a detergent is one dividing line. Acidic cleaners are commonly used to brighten or etch metals and….
Q. What is the effect of adding bleach to Alconox Inc. products? We want to enhance our disinfection capability.
A. Some Alconox Inc. critical cleaners can be mixed with bleach (hypochlorite) for enhanced removal of bioorganic matter, bleaching or oxidizing properties, including: You can get some disinfection, but as we will explain, you need to clean a surface first before you disinfect.