Q. We manufacture vitamins, which include minerals (calcium, magnesium etc.) and have found that Citranox is very effective in cleaning the residue left in our equipment. Unfortunately, we have learned that the pH of Citranox is too low for our local requirements. Do you have another detergent with a higher pH that would work equally as well? A. Citranox® Liquid Acid Cleaner … [Read more...] about Cleaning Vitamin Residues
Alconox Inc. has manufactured critical cleaning detergents for over 70 years. What does it mean to get something “critically clean?” Critical cleaning is necessary when the level of cleaning directly impacts the value of the final product. What sets Alconox Inc. apart? Our dedication to cleaning and only cleaning. We manufacture and sell critical cleaning products and … [Read more...] about About Alconox Inc.: Over 70 Years of Critical Cleaning
Q. We currently use Alconox detergent to clean our cold-form extruders. While it's great for grease, it doesn't seem to help cut the stickiness we see from cane molasses and corn syrup. Do you have a recommendation for another cleaning agent? A. Alconox® Powdered Precision Cleaner is indeed a great emulsifier of organic and oily residues. However, heat is an often … [Read more...] about Food Grade Cleaners: Removing Corn Syrup
Q. Is Alconox detergent compatible with phenolic resins for cleaning purposes? A. Alconox® Powdered Precision Cleaner has been used with no reported incidents to clean phenolic resins. In literature, it is reported that phenolic resins have excellent solvent and acid resistance, but can be labile to strong alkali. Alconox detergent is classified as a weak alkali. During … [Read more...] about Alconox Detergent Compatibility with Phenolic Resins
Q. We are having an issue plating aluminum on glass castings. It appears there is mold release left on the glass after the casting. The glass manufacturer recommended Alconox detergent. Is that what you would your recommend for cleaning the glass? Whatever we use, it probably needs to be a soak at a high temperature (>170°)? Is this procedure good or should we use an … [Read more...] about Cleaning Glass Castings: Alconox or Detonox?