Q. We are a commercial and packaging printing company. We want to use an ultrasonic cleaner to remove inks (oil based inks, UV inks and waterbased inks) from anilox rollers, ceramic rollers and grease from machine parts. What are the recommended cleaning solutions detergents that you can recommend? A. To remove inks from printing machinery use a warm 5% Detergent 8® … [Read more...] about How to remove inks from printing machinery
Metalworking & Precision Manufacturing
Q. I am interested in a degreaser/cleaner for aluminum plate. We are looking to install this process into our production line with a high volume need, spray washing. A. Using a high volume in-line conveyorized spray washer, you can clean aluminum plate using safely using Citrajet® Low-Foam Liquid Acid Cleaner/Rinse. Load the wash sump with a 2% solution of Citrajet … [Read more...] about How to: Clean Aluminum Plate (high volume)
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: What types of Alconox Inc. detergent would I use to clean a mold release agent? As an aside, is there any chance I could use the same detergent to also clean copper traces off a printed circuit board? A: Mold release and circuit board in one detergent? Yes! You may indeed be able to use one detergent in both these cleaning applications. But it will only work if the copper … [Read more...] about One Detergent for Mold Release and Circuit Board Cleaning?
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