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  • Choosing Ideal Detergent for Cleaning Metal Parts August 21, 2017
    Q. We are currently writing a protocol for conducting a process validation activity for our cleaning procedures for metal parts after our machining manufacturing process. What are the differences between cleaning effectiveness of Alconox detergent for cleaning various metallic surfaces such as stainless steel, titanium and cobalt chrome? Also, does Alconox detergent effectiveness change based […]
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  • Cleaning Environmental Equipment for Testing Ammonia Levels August 14, 2017
    Q. I am doing environmental testing for ammonia levels and need to properly pre-clean all objects that will come into contact with our samples. We were thinking of using Liquinox. Is it ammonia free? Will it interfere with sample results? The post Cleaning Environmental Equipment for Testing Ammonia Levels appeared first on TechNotes.
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  • The Question of ‘Cosmeceuticals’ August 9, 2017
    Watch Steve Kuehn, Executive Content Director at Nice Insight, sit down with Director of Marketing and Development, Michael Moussourakis to discuss the growing question of Cosmeceuticals. The question being: What if a cosmetic product treats or prevents an illness or disease? For many in the cosmetic industry, this answer can be a gray area. The […]
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  • Medical Device Cleaning: Soft Acrylic Intraocular Lenses (IOLs) August 1, 2017
    Q: We are cleaning both hydrophilic and hydrophobic acrylic polymers. The cleaning process we use is mostly manual, involves no extended soaking, rather short contact with rubbing, and/or usage in an ultrasonic bath. Which of your products -- Alconox, Tergazyme or Liquinox -- would be most suitable for the cleaning of soft acrylic intraocular lenses […]
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  • One Detergent for Mold Release and Circuit Board Cleaning? July 25, 2017
    Q: What types of Alconox, Inc. detergent would I use to clean a mold release agent? As an aside, is there any chance I could use the same detergent to also clean copper traces off a printed circuit board? A: Yes! You may indeed be able to use one detergent in both these cleaning applications. […]
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  • Ultrasonic Cleaning Detergent Bath Life July 19, 2017
    Q: We manufacture medical devices. Can we use our Alconox or Citranox bath solution more than once? How do we know that we need to change the solution? A: For the highest level of cleanliness, you only use a solution once. In general, in a medical device manufacturing and cleaning operation, a detergent bath will […]
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  • Cleaning Stressed Polycarbonate July 18, 2017
    Q. In the past you have recommended a specific detergent type detergent for our sensitive plastics (stressed polycarbonate), mentioning that it does not have a surfactant. Can you elaborate for us why? The post Cleaning Stressed Polycarbonate appeared first on TechNotes.
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  • Medical Device Cleaning: Martensitic Stainless Steel July 13, 2017
    Q: We use Alconox® on the medical device parts we manufacture that need cleaning before shipment. Alconox® detergent is working in an excellent way with austenitic stainless steel parts, but is not working that well with martensitic stainless steel. Actually, at the end of the process cleaning martensitic steel, we notice some marks on the […]
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  • Cleaning Cell Culture Tubes July 11, 2017
    I am using reusable cell culture tubes for boiling urine samples at 121°C with 8M NaOH solution. After this application, there is a white stain inside, which I can’t scrub off. I used Alconox at the concentration on the container: 3-5 Tbsp/gal. I’ve soaked them, scrubbed them, and then also sonicated in a cold Alconox […]
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  • Alconox, Inc. – Greater New York Chamber of Commerce 2017 July 6, 2017
    Alconox, Inc. is a proud member of the Greater New York Chamber of Commerce again in 2017. The post Alconox, Inc. – Greater New York Chamber of Commerce 2017 appeared first on TechNotes.
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