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Hexavalent Chrome Plated

Cleaning Mold Release from Hexavalent Chrome-Plated Parts

Q:  Looking for a non-alcohol-based cleaner to remove a mold Release from a hexavalent Chrome-plated part. What do you recommend?

A: For difficult mold release applications, we traditionally recommend high emulsifying detergents like….

Cleaning Carbon Steel Soot

Q: We typically clean our carbon steel with Citrajet detergent but following an unintentional overnight soak, we found a dark layer of black soot.  What might this be and how should we clean it?

A: All steels that aren’t stainless will eventually get attacked by acidic solutions over time, so what you are seeing there is the action of the acids in both Citrajet® Low-Foam Liquid Acid Cleaner/Rinse (and would be the same case with its foaming sibling Citranox® Liquid Acid Cleaner and Detergent) on the carbon steel that you are using…..

Tips for Removing Heat Treat Scale

Q: What is the best way to remove tough heat treat scale?

A: Heat treat scale can be a stubborn challenge to remove, but with the right approach, it can be effectively cleaned. We recommend using a warm 2-3% solution of….

Brazing Flux Residue

Removing Brazing Flux Residue

Q: We are exploring alternate cleaning chemicals for our brazed copper and brass tubing components.   The major residue is brazing flux and light oil residue from fabrication.  We are currently using nitric acid.  What do you recommend?

A: Inorganic brazing flux residue, and the light oils, will be handled nicely by our mild yet effective citric acid based detergents. Depending on your cleaning method, manual or a washer system, we can recommend

EV Battery

Alconox Inc. at The Battery Show September 12-14, 2023

Alconox Inc. is excited to be at The Battery Show at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan September 12-14, 2023. The battery manufacturing and recycling industry requires advanced critical cleaning detergents. Our critical cleaning experts will be on hand…


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