Q: I’m not sure Alconox Inc. can assist with this but I know you guys from my work in the lab and processing suite. New COVID-19 guidelines require us to clean and sanitize our fencing uniforms after every lesson. Can your detergents help with that? What do you recommend? A: Yes! Cleaning and sanitizing are what aqueous detergents do. It is now more important … [Read more...] about Sanitizing Uniforms Amid COVID-19
Q. What are the guidelines for cleaning endoscopes when soaking the instrument in an enzyme cleaner? I have heard the enzyme can become inactive. How and why does that happen, and how can I be sure my detergent is still working? A. Cleaning endoscopes can certainly be quite a challenge. Your set up, endoscope type, and washing conditions can … [Read more...] about Cleaning Endoscopes with Enzyme Cleaner
Q. What do you recommend for cleaning of CPAP masks manually? A. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) masks have become a very widely used at home medical device. Many companies specialize in cleaning and reprocessing these masks. We would recommend Tergazyme® Enzyme-Active Powdered Detergent. It is an anionic, widely available and potent emulsifier of organic and oily … [Read more...] about CPAP Mask Manual Cleaning
Learn the proper way to make a 1% detergent solution by following these four simple steps. To make a 2% detergent solution, simply double up the amount! Alconox Inc. aqueous detergents are sold in concentrate. To use, dilute according to package instructions. Most Alconox Inc. products require only a 1-2% dilution for optimal use. For further detail on how to make a 1% … [Read more...] about How to Make a 1% Solution
Q: Many of your Tergazyme related TechNotes and recommendations include warm temperatures. Warm temperatures can still denature some hormones and proteins thus causing cleaning problems. I would probably start with a cool (room temp or cooler) rinse (water). Then move to the 1-2% cleaning solution in warmer temperatures. Agreed? A: Thanks for reaching … [Read more...] about Advanced Cleaning Mechanisms: Cold or Warm for Proteins?