Q: We have a customer that is both trimming/harvesting plants as well as processing them. They would like to use a separate detergent for each area.
A: Many locations find it easier to use different detergents in different manufacturing locations/suites for the purposes of simplicity. Whether it be a biotech/pharma plant, healthcare facility, and of course cannabis processors.
We would normally recommend either Alconox® Powdered Precision Cleaner or Detonox® Ultimate Precision Cleaner, depending on their preference for a powder or liquid concentrate, 3-5%, warm, or even better hot, temperatures, and an ultrasonic or a soak/scrub setup to clean tools like trimmers, shears and other similar instruments.
I’ll note that for very difficult scrubbing situations, floors, trimmers and the like, many prefer the Alconox powder to create a grit or paste – powder with very little water to create a scrub for tough spots. This would be in addition to making that 3-5% solution and soaking/sonication for other routine parts.
Alconox and Detonox detergents can be used fairly interchangeably aside from a “scrub-creation” ability. Thus, the above would be the way you can create a delineation Where scrubbing is going on, go Alconox to give you paste option where you need it, and Detonox where soaking/sonication needed.
Note that if a washer or high pressure clean in place system is needed, neither of these detergents are appropriate and we should discuss further. (We would go with low foaming detergents like Alcojet® Low Foaming Powdered Detergent or Keylajet® Low-foaming Chelating High Alkaline Liquid.)
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