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: Yes! You may indeed be able to use one detergent in both these cleaning applications. But it will only work if the copper is not in the form of an oxide. Here’s why.
A non-free rinsing cleaner might contain fragrances that were designed to deposit and leave a fresh scent, or it might contain corrosion inhibitors that are designed to deposit and leave behind an anti-corrosion film.
Alconox, Inc, cleaners are free rinsing detergents and do not leave deposits on substrates after rinsing.
Q: We are having trouble removing polyurethane glue from stainless steel bolts.
A: Adherent residues can be tough. And clearly glue is adherent, per design.
For this application we want to increase temperature to expedite the cleaning effort as much as possible, and soften the glue. We also want to up the concentration to ensure having sufficient detergent capacity.
For electronics cleaning, Detergent 8 contains no conductive metal cations, and therefore it cannot leave conductive residues
Q. What cleaner does Alconox recommend for the decontamination of nuclear reactor cavities and related equipment?
A. Alconox Inc. recommends Detergent 8® Low-Foaming Ion-Free Detergent, a non-ionic, phosphate-free, homogeneous blend of an alkanolamine, glycol ethers and an alkoxylated fatty alcohol for decontaminating nuclear reactors and