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cold water cleaning

Specific Formulations for Cold Water Cleaning?

Q: I’m looking for detergents similar to Liquinox and Citranox, that are specially formulated for cold water cleaning conditions. Can you recommend analogs to the two?

A: For most residues, the detergency of an aqueous detergent is enhanced and hastened by heat. 

Collagen Coating

Cleaning a Collagen Coating

Q: We are currently looking to remove a collagen coating from PET fabric and was wondering what we should use.  We have Alconox powder, will that work?

A:  To clean polyethylene terephthalate (PET) we generally want to stay away from alkaline and high alkaline detergents.  Mildly alkaline is expected to be ok (< 10 pH).  As with all compatibility matters....


Removing Isocyanate Residue

Q:  Does your company sell any solutions for residual isocyanates? We currently use Detonox detergent. How long can it last?

A: In the past we have recommended the very same powerfully emulsifying Detonox® Ultimate Precision Cleaner you are currently using with great results. 

stainless steel sink

Mystery Residue: Left Over Detergent Residue?

Q: Whenever the Detonox is left in a stainless steel sink, it forms a white substance at the bottom of the sink. We have tested the water with Detonox in a glass beaker and it does not form the same ‘Scum’.…

trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene (t-DCE)

Cleaning Trans-Dichloroethylene (t-DCE) Residues

Q: We current use your product Liquinox in one of our cleaning processes. We are potentially looking to expand its use to other cleaning and were wondering if this product will solubilize trans-dichloroethylene as this is a concern that is not addressed by our current cleaning process?

A: Trans-Dichloroethylene is a toxic and hazardous compound, often used in solvent cleaning.  It avoidance has come under increased recommendations.  Fortunately, it is fairly easy to clean up as a residue. 

An important thing to note is that detergents don’t solubilize so much as they would emulsify an organic solvent


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