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?
Q. What do you recommend for cleaning glass equipment between salt tests? We are removing inorganic salt residue. A. There are many kinds of salt tests, such as corrosion, resistance, conductivity or solubility. When removing inorganic salt residue from a glass substrate, such as sodium chloride, calcium chloride, calcium carbonate or magnesium carbonate, we recommend using … [Read more...] about Cleaning Glass Between Salt Tests
Q. We are attempting to validate our glassware washing process and found trace contaminants of phenol remaining after the washing process. Is there another detergent that is able to remove phenol better then Liquinox? A. In general, for manual cleaning, Liquinox® Critical Cleaning Liquid Detergent should be an excellent choice for removal of trace contaminants of phenol. … [Read more...] about Removing Trace Contaminants of Phenol
Q. Some of our glassware was left soaking in Alconox or Alconox and then bleach for a long period of time. Is this okay? A. Laboratory glassware that is completely submerged in an Alconox® Powdered Precision Cleaner solution is generally ok even with extended soaking. While bleach can increase the risk, if you leave the laboratory glassware partially submerged, even with … [Read more...] about Cleaning Laboratory Glassware by Soaking
Q. Does Alconox have a detergent that can clean my glassware in a dishwasher better than other brands on the market? A. Yes! Alcojet® Low Foaming Powdered Detergent can get glassware, and especially wine glasses, clean and residue free. Fine wines and aromatic craft cocktails require glassware that will not contribute interfering fragrances, change the way the liquid … [Read more...] about Wine Glass Cleaning using Dishwashers