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 have pretty bad rust imbedded in our concrete floor. Would Citranox be the answer to remove rust from flooring? A: Once rust is embedded in a semi-porous substrate like concrete, removing the rust from flooring can be tough. We would suggest repeated soaking with very hot (140F/60C or greater) 4% Citranox® Liquid Acid Cleaner and Detergent followed by a water rinse. … [Read more...] about How To Remove Rust from Flooring
Q: What are the differences between an acid vs alkaline cleaner? A: There are some key differences in choosing the right detergent for your cleaning needs; the pH of a detergent is one dividing line. Acidic cleaners are commonly used to brighten or etch metals and are effective at removing any mineral deposits or oxidation on surfaces. Generally, acidic cleaners are also … [Read more...] about What to choose: acid vs alkaline cleaner?
Q: What is the proper way to dispose of your detergents? Are they drain safe? A: 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 and without added softeners, brighteners, dyes or fragrances. This ensures a free-rinsing, residue-free cleaning process. Our … [Read more...] about Disposal of Alconox Inc. Detergents
Q: We are currently using Alconox powder. What recommendations are there to remove Hydrated Aluminum Oxide - Al(OH)3 from aluminum? A: Cleaning hydrated aluminum oxide, or aluminum hydroxide, is not the best of jobs for an emulsifying alkaline cleaner like Alconox powdered detergent. It will certainly do a bit, but it is not ideal. In contrast, Citranox® Liquid Acid Cleaner … [Read more...] about How to: Remove Hydrated Aluminum Oxide – Al(OH)3