Q. We are interested in a cleaner that will perform well for mixed metal ultrasonic baths. We are cleaning titanium and cobalt chrome. What can you recommend? A. As a general rule, mixed metal baths should be avoided. When metals are far enough apart on the galvanic potential scale, batteries can form and the plating out of metal oxides can result, manifesting in dark … [Read more...] about Ultrasonic Cleaner for Mixed Metal Baths
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
Q: I am an engineer at a large food manufacturer. I have a couple of questions about Citranox regarding a descaling application. Specifically looking for options for how to descale stainless steel channeling that can only be reached by pumping a liquid through. Can a foaming detergent be used for pumping? How much do I use? How is this better than citric acid? A: The … [Read more...] about Food Manufacturing: How to Descale Safely and Effectively
Q. We're looking for an aluminum safe cleaner for removing thin films of oils and proteins from a circuit board. A. Often the safest way to clean aluminum is with an acidic detergent. We recommend using Citranox® Liquid Acid Cleaner and Detergent as an aluminum safe cleaner to remove thin films of oils and proteins from a circuit board which has aluminum containing elements … [Read more...] about How to: Clean Aluminum from Oils and Proteins
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?