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Low Foam
Published: May 23, 2021

Q. We just purchased Alcojet which is a low-foaming detergent. The one we used before was non-foaming detergent.  What’s the difference between “low” and “non” foam? Will Alcojet cause a foaming problem?

A. Alcojet® Low Foaming Powdered Detergent is designed for use in automated cleaning applications that require no foaming problems. Alcojet detergent has an anti-foam agent that becomes effective at circa 110F (45C). As long as you clean at above 110/45CF, it will be non-foaming. Below that temperature, Alcojet cleaner is low-foaming and can still be used in most automated washing applications without problems.

This will be similar of our other low foaming detergents, including: Detergent 8® Low-Foaming Ion-Free Detergent, Luminox® Low-Foaming Neutral pH Liquid Detergent, Solujet® Low-Foaming Phosphate-Free Liquid, Tergajet® Low-Foaming Phosphate-Free Detergent and Keylajet® Low-foaming Chelating High Alkaline Liquid.

Detojet® Low Foaming Liquid Detergent, which is surfactant free, is expected to have the most minimal foam.  Essentially zero.

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