Q: We are a mid-sized medical device company and are looking at reviewing and optimizing our supply chain. Our goal is to move towards a culture of risk mitigation of our raw materials. As a consumer of your detergents, what is Alconox Inc. doing to ensure consistent supply chain? A: Thank you for the question as it is both important, and certainly an area of … [Read more...] about Supply Chain Management
Q: Can we use the Alconox Inc. detergents for washing to clean and disinfect coveralls for re-use? We have Alconox powder in stock. A: Yes! I would use the word clean or sanitize as opposed to disinfect. That is what aqueous detergents do. See these important links: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/cleaning-disinfection.html … [Read more...] about Cleaning Coveralls and Other Potentially Contaminated PPE
Q: We are a healthcare facility looking to comply with USP 800. Can Alconox Inc. help? A: We can. USP 800 is a cleanroom standards overview concerning protection of workers and environments against hazardous drug compounds. This includes drugs that are characterized by carcinogenicity, teratogenicity or developmental toxicity, reproductive … [Read more...] about Help Us Comply With USP 800?
Q. I’ve been told that we should no longer use isopropyl alcohol (IPA) for cleaning our equipment. What should we use instead? A. In pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, healthcare and related cleaning applications, isopropyl alcohol is less than ideal. Alcohol will clean residues which are soluble in alcohol, but that is a limited range. Using critical cleaning, aqueous … [Read more...] about Replacing Isopropyl Alcohol in Cleaning
Q: What can we do to replace n-propyl bromide? We are cleaning grease and oil from stainless steel. We had heard Citranox might do the job well. A: The compound n-propyl bromide is often used in vapor degreasing and is considered to be associated with some serious health risks and is hazardous. We would certainly recommend you switch to a drain-safe, biodegradable, … [Read more...] about Non Hazardous Replacement for N-Propyl Bromide