Q: How do you clean MgF2 windows for chrome plating? We would also like to use in our cleanroom on different kinds of glass types and ceramics. A: To prepare magnesium fluoride (MgF2) for adhesion of chrome or other plating, a very clean surface is needed. Depending on what kinds of residues are expected, Alconox® Powdered Precision Cleaner and Liquinox® Critical Cleaning … [Read more...] about How To Clean MgF2 windows for chrome plating?
Q: We are currently using Alconox powder. What recommendations are there to remove Hydrated Aluminum Oxide - Al(OH)3 from aluminum? A: Cleaning hydrated aluminum oxide, or aluminum hydroxide, is not the best of jobs for an emulsifying alkaline cleaner like Alconox powdered detergent. It will certainly do a bit, but it is not ideal. In contrast, Citranox® Liquid Acid Cleaner … [Read more...] about How to: Remove Hydrated Aluminum Oxide – Al(OH)3
Q: We are looking to clean an aluminum coated mirror with a neutral, mild effective cleaner. What can Alconox Inc. recommend? A: We would recommend Liquinox® Critical Cleaning Liquid Detergent over Luminox for mild detergent cleaning applications. While both are considered neutral and mild detergents, the Liquinox cleaner is going to be a better emulsifier of organic, oily … [Read more...] about How To Clean an Aluminum Coated Mirror
Q. Your website and literature often describes your detergents as free rinsing. What does free rinsing detergent mean? A. A free rinsing detergent means it will rinse away very easily or freely. This is vital to critical cleaning applications. Analytical glassware, medical device implants or biopharm process lines are just a few examples where clean, residue-free surfaces … [Read more...] about Defining Free Rinsing Detergent
Q. Ultrasonic and forced DI water are not removing particles from the optical devices. We suspect that the particles are charged and that is playing a role in the difficulty of removing them. Rusting isn't a problem but oxidation might be. Al, Ti are metals in the devices we use. The cleaning is followed by chemical etching so this can be an issue. A. We recommend a warm … [Read more...] about Ultrasonic Cleaning of Optical Devices