Q. We are a commercial and packaging printing company. We want to use an ultrasonic cleaner to remove inks (oil based inks, UV inks and waterbased inks) from anilox rollers, ceramic rollers and grease from machine parts. What are the recommended cleaning solutions detergents that you can recommend? A. To remove inks from printing machinery use a warm 5% Detergent 8® … [Read more...] about How to remove inks from printing machinery
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: 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. I am seeing a white powder around solder joints on PCBs. Is this solder flux residue? We use Detergent 8 for cleaning. Do you know why this is happening and how to stop or remove it? A. The most likely source of white powdery residue around solder joints on printed circuit boards (PCBs) is the formation of insoluble metal salts from the solder flux. Lead or other solder … [Read more...] about Flux Residue Removal
Q: We are a biotech company looking to upgrade our cleaning with phosphate-free detergents used in CIP systems. We were recommended to contact Alconox Inc. Can you describe the uses of your low foam detergents, like Solujet, Tergajet and Detergent 8? Any others? What surfactants and cleaning constituents are there? A: Great question. As you are interested in alkaline, … [Read more...] about How To Choose a Phosphate-Free Clean In Place (CIP) Detergent