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Medical Device Cleaning: Martensitic Stainless Steel

Q: We use Alconox on the medical device parts we manufacture that need cleaning before shipment. Alconox detergent is working in an excellent way with austenitic stainless steel parts, but is not working that well with martensitic stainless steel. Actually, at the end of the process cleaning martensitic steel, we notice some marks on the material. Any recommendations?

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….


Cleaning Plant Cuticle Residue

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,


Cannabis Cleaning: Separate Detergents

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 processors. 

3D Printing: Cleaning Residues on Complex Geometries

The technique of 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, allows for the production of complex geometries, both metallic and polymer, that a few years ago designers could only dream of. However, these geometries present some post printing issues that impede the rapid production times that makes additive manufacturing attractive. One of these issues is the removal of trapped metal powder from these tight features, channels and porosity of these complex geometries. 


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