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Join Alconox Inc. at Cosmoprof North America in Miami – January 23-25, 2024

Join Alconox Inc. at Cosmoprof North America (CPNA) in Miami – January 23-25, 2024 We are really excited to be heading to Cosmoprof North America. Our cleaning experts will be on-hand to answer all your spa, salon, cosmetic manufacturing facility,…

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Tips for Removing Scented Candle Wax Residue

Q: What is the best way to remove scented candle wax residue from floors and glassware?

A: Removing scented candle wax residue from floors and glassware can be challenging, but with the right critical cleaning detergent, it can be done effectively. We recommend using Liquinox Critical Cleaning Liquid Detergent or Alconox Powdered Precision Cleaner, depending on your preference for a liquid or powder detergent.

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How to Clean Castor Oil in Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics

Q: Were are having issues with castor oil residue in our pharma processes. What do you recommend?

A: Castor oil, derived from the seeds of the Ricinus communis plant, is a versatile oil used in a variety of industries from pharmaceuticals to cosmetics. However, in a manufacturing setting, cleaning castor oil residue can be challenging due to its thick and sticky nature.

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How To: Clean Oral Rinse Residues

Q: We need to do a better job of cleaning our manufacturing equipment for oral rinse.  We are cleaning via CIP.  Can you assist?

A: Oral rinses are designed to leave lingering scents. These aromatic residues like eucalyptus oil, peppermint oil, and other ingredients found in an oral rinses can therefore be tough to clean off manufacturing equipment between batches

Vitamin E Cleaning

Q: You recently recommended hot water for cleaning cosmetics grade silicone that we were having a big problem with.  That seemed to be the missing peace.  We have the same struggles with Vitamin E Acetate.  Should we use hot there?

A: Vitamin E acetate, or alpha-Tocopherol acetate, can definitely be a cleaning challenge.  And indeed heat would be my initial recommendation.


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