Q. We are interested in a cleaner that will perform well for mixed metal ultrasonic baths. We are cleaning titanium and cobalt chrome. What can you recommend? A. As a general rule, mixed metal baths should be avoided. When metals are far enough apart on the galvanic potential scale, batteries can form and the plating out of metal oxides can result, manifesting in dark … [Read more...] about Ultrasonic Cleaner for Mixed Metal Baths
Q: How can I ensure there are no residues left behind in the artificial heart we manufacture? A: Swabbing for detergent and manufacturing residues (machining oils, particulate, etc.) is a validation standby. If you cannot swab the interior of the artificial heart, then we recommend to do a final sampling rinse with high purity water, after you have completed all your … [Read more...] about Removing Residues from Artificial Heart
Q: Looking to implement an auto dispenser for our Alconox, and it is a little bit of a struggle. Are you aware of any test equipment, or alternative methods of measuring which may be able to continuously measure the pH/conductivity at saturated levels, which we could then send a signal to an auto-dispenser system? A: Automated auto dispensing systems with powdered … [Read more...] about Advanced Cleaning Mechanisms: Alconox Powder in an Auto Dispenser
Q: What are the differences between an acid vs alkaline cleaner? A: There are some key differences in choosing the right detergent for your cleaning needs; the pH of a detergent is one dividing line. Acidic cleaners are commonly used to brighten or etch metals and are effective at removing any mineral deposits or oxidation on surfaces. Generally, acidic cleaners are also … [Read more...] about What to choose: acid vs alkaline cleaner?
Q: An industry colleague mentioned to that Liquinox can be used for replacing mold release for demolding purposes. Can we do that? A: Liquinox® Critical Cleaning Liquid Detergent has been used for many decades for its lubrication properties. Not just its powerful emulsifying and general cleaning characteristics. Anyone who has worked with it in the lab, medical device … [Read more...] about Replacing Mold Release for Demolding with Liquinox Detergent