Q: We are using isopropyl alcohol to remove residual 3D printed acrylic resin on plastic parts. It works ok, but we are looking to avoid flammability. What can Alconox recommend?
A: Detergent 8® Low-Foaming Ion-Free Detergent is in general the best cleaner we have for removing assorted resins. In some cases….
Q. What is best product to remove algae from water chiller system?
A. It’s important to prevent deposits and clogs and maintain your chiller tubes according to the manufacturer’s directions. This will help them operate reliably and efficiently. To remove organic material and accomplish descaling, we recommend an alkaline and acidic cleaner, respectively.
Q: What are the differences between an acid vs alkaline cleaner?
A: There are some key difference in choosing the right cleaner for your cleaning needs; the ph of a detergent is one dividing line. Acidic cleaners are commonly used to brighten or etch metals and….
Q: We currently use a 5% Citranox solution to clean our Brass and Steel Assemblies that have solder flux. The bath is at 55-80C for 15 minutes. Is the temperature ok? Any concern with the parts sitting overnight in this mixture?
A: First, as we always ask, is this process working? Is the flux being removed? Is there darkening or oxidation occurring on the parts? Critical cleaning is of course a science. There is also an “art” component to it in that….
Q: Since foaming is so critical to COP methods, should operators be agitating the solution(s) to produce foam before and during manual cleanings?
A: Mechanical energy, agitation, and plain old elbow grease, are vital weapons in cleaning and Clean-Out-Of-Place applications. So we would recommend that wherever possible, mechanical energy be applied to remove unwanted residues from the surface we are trying to clean. This will