Q:I was wondering if you have a product that I can use in an ultrasonic cleaner to clean tungsten carbide that would not leach out cobalt? That also can be disposed of down a drain?
A: Tungsten carbide (WC) cleaning comes with some inherent issues, and the cleaning cycle that accompanies it will depend entirely on the feed stock (components to be cleaned) that the process comes from. This is where Alconox, Inc., as the critical cleaning experts, excel from our experience and vast pool of applications to draw upon.
Q: We are having trouble removing polyurethane glue from stainless steel bolts.
A: Adherent residues can be tough. And clearly glue is adherent, per design.
For this application we want to increase temperature to expedite the cleaning effort as much as possible, and soften the glue. We also want to up the concentration to ensure having sufficient detergent capacity.
Q: Our gold plating process leaves some residue and someone recommended chlorine bleach for cleaning, but we’re afraid that will negatively effect the finish. Can Alconox assist with safely removing residues from gold plating? Should we use a soak or ultrasonic cleaning process?
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We are looking to clean epoxy coated Neodymium donut magnets. Any oils or contaminants need to be removed prior to epoxy coating. What recommendations can Alconox Inc. provide?