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Extra Foam Please?

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

Elevated Temperatures

Exposure of Tergazyme to Elevated Temperature During Storage

Q: I am contacting you to ask for more info regarding the stability of Tergazyme as we encountered a temperature deviation during shipment. The exposure temperature was 47C for about 3 hours.

A: Dry powdered Tergazyme® Enzyme-Active Powdered Detergent will be fine with a 3-hour excursion to….

Floor cleaning: Cannabis and related residues

Q: We are working with cannabis and CBD extractions. We have encountered great results cleaning equipment with your detergents. Do you have floor recommendations? Can we use the same detergent? A: Yes. The same Detonox® Ultimate Precision Cleaner or Alconox® Powdered Precision Cleaner you are using to manually clean your equipment to remove sticky cannabis and related residues can be used on most flooring.

Cleaning Time

How to: Reduce Cleaning Time

Q. What can we do to reduce cleaning time?  We want to be as optimal and thorough in our cleaning as possible.  

A. At Alconox Inc we recognize that manual cleaning may take minutes, spray cleaning seconds, and soaking may take hours, possibly overnight, to achieve comparable cleanliness. Read more….

One Detergent to Clean Them All?

Q: We are advising a mid-sized pharmaceutical company. If we use multiple cleaning agents within a facility, the cleaning program may be a bit difficult to manage (chances are that the operators may use the incorrect cleaning agent for the product) and also the cleaning validation will be a more complex exercise. What would you recommend for general cleaning? Which is preferred between acidic and alkaline cleaning agent to start with?

A: Thank you for your inquiry for a multi use detergent as this is certainly a uncommon question. Learn more….

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