Q: We have an array of tough proteinaceous and oily residues. I am considering adding a non-ionic surfactant like Triton X-100 to a normally prepared solution of 1% Tergazyme, is there any data about whether or not that would damage the enzyme? Is it a way of improving Tergazyme? A: We can do you one better! Try adding Liquinox® Critical Cleaning Liquid Detergent! We have … [Read more...] about Improving Tergazyme Detergent
Q. We need to clean 3D printed plastic parts made of methacrylate. We need to make sure it’s safe for the plastic, but also ensures all crevices are residue, resin and particle free for critically clean parts. A. The technology of 3D printing has revolutionized industries ranging from precision manufacturing and aerospace, to electronics and medical device manufacturing. … [Read more...] about How to: Clean 3D Printed Parts
Q: We are advising a mid-sized pharmaceutical company. If we use multiple cleaning agents within a facility, the cleaning program may be a bit difficult to manage (chances are that the operators may use the incorrect cleaning agent for the product) and also the cleaning validation will be a more complex exercise. What would you recommend for general cleaning? Which is … [Read more...] about One Detergent to Clean Them All?
Q: We are looking for a detergent to remove the cuticle on leaves to see surface cells, stomata, and trichomes. We have Alconox powder in-house. Will that work? A: Plant cuticles are usually waxes with oils and other bio-derived polymers. Since you have Alconox powder in-house, I would try a high concentration (5%) and as high a heat as substrates can take for removing the … [Read more...] about Cleaning Plant Cuticle Residue
Q. Did you know there are nine different factors that determine successful cleaning? A. "BATHOCARD" a phrase coined by the Alconox Inc. technical support scientists to assist you in remembering: Before - handling prior to cleaning Agitation - type of movement used to enhance cleaning Time - duration of cleaning cycle Heat - temperature of cleaning solution … [Read more...] about 9 Steps to Successful Critical Cleaning: BATHOCARD