Q. Our parts washer uses a 2.5 hour cycle following a manual wash. A build up of silicone grease is observed. Our preference is to reduce manual cleaning. Is there a cleaning agent available that can remove silicone grease that would be compatible with a parts washer using water as the cleaning agent? A. The key to removing silicone oils and lubricants in a washer is to use … [Read more...] about Cleaning Silicone Grease Residue Build Up in a Parts Washer
Q. We work with several cosmetic products. One is particularly troublesome... how do we get toothpaste from our mixing tank? A. Removing toothpaste from a mixing tank, assuming stainless steel, requires heat. Use of an effective, free-rinsing detergent such as Solujet® Low-Foaming Phosphate-Free Liquid, or Keylajet® Low-foaming Chelating High Alkaline Liquid if a … [Read more...] about Cleaning Toothpaste from Mixing Tank
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 are having trouble removing TiO2 from our stainless tank using our CIP system, no matter how much cleaner or temperature elevation we use. Can you please advise? A: Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is used as a pigment and pearlescent ingredient in many pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and personal care tablets, creams, lotions, sunscreens, etc. When heated and mixed in stainless … [Read more...] about Cleaning Titanium Dioxide from Tanks
Oxidation or bleaching is one of the many cleaning mechanisms that a detergent formulator can bring to bear by formulating with appropriate ingredients. In cleaning, oxidation, or bleaching, changes the structure of a residue to render it more easily removed. Oxidation is loss of electrons in a chemical reaction. In the context of cleaning, the loss of electrons typically … [Read more...] about Advanced Cleaning Mechanisms: Oxidation