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  • Why “No Phosphates” for Medical Instrument Cleaning? June 14, 2017
    Q: Why do some medical instrument makers caution against cleaning with phosphate cleaners? A: This derives from fear of Tri Sodium Phoshpate (TSP) cleaners that can have a pH of 12 in a 1% solution, which OSHA, for example, would define as corrosive, meaning... The post Why “No Phosphates” for Medical Instrument Cleaning? appeared first […]
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  • Join us in NYC for MD&M East 2017 June 9, 2017
    Visit Alconox, Inc. at MD&M East in NYC, June 13-17, 2017. Stop by booth #1056 to receive our unique gifts, expert technical support for your critical cleaning applications, and detergent samples. The post Join us in NYC for MD&M East 2017 appeared first on TechNotes.
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  • Taps and Pumps for 55 Gallon Detergent Drum June 8, 2017
    We are interested in purchasing a 55 gallon drum of Liquinox®, but first need to know the threaded cap dimension of the drum to choose our tap and pump mechanism. Do you have a tap available for this cap? A: There are two openings on the 55 gallon drum... The post Taps and Pumps for […]
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  • Removing Cutting Oil, Linoleic Acid from Parts June 5, 2017
    Q: Some metalwork pieces have a residue of linoleic acid (traced back to the cutting oil) that remains after ultrasonic cleaning with Alconox® detergent. Will Alconox® will fully dissolve linoleic acid? Can you recommend a cleaning process to ensure complete removal of all linoleic acid residue from our parts? A: Alconox® Powdered Precision Cleaner will […]
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  • Degassing Ultrasonic Cleaning Solution May 31, 2017
    Q. How would we determine appropriate degassing time for solution with ultrasonic cleaner? We are cleaning with distilled water with Alconox® detergent. A. Degassing time varies with amount of dissolved carbon dioxide, which can vary. In general... The post Degassing Ultrasonic Cleaning Solution appeared first on TechNotes.
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  • Cleaning Glass Between Salt Tests May 25, 2017
    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... […]
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  • How Long for Residue Free Ultrasonic Cleaning? May 23, 2017
    Q. How to determine appropriate cleaning time to clean parts with ultrasonic cleaner? A. Observations and cleaning trials are the best way to determine appropriate cleaning time. Many people use 10 minutes as a cleaning time. For difficult residues... The post How Long for Residue Free Ultrasonic Cleaning? appeared first on TechNotes.
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  • Adequate Alconox Detergent Cleaning Past Shelf Life? May 15, 2017
    We need to determine whether or not our 1-year-expired Alconox powdered cleaner performed adequately on the product we produced. We keep our Alconox detergent closed in its original carton in a humidity controlled environment at about... The post Adequate Alconox Detergent Cleaning Past Shelf Life? appeared first on TechNotes.
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  • Alconox, Inc. at cPhi North America May 11, 2017
    Join us in Philadelphia on May 16-18, 2017 for cPhi North America to mix with the world of Pharma products, people & solutions. Come visit our booth #1319 to receive our unique gifts, expert technical support for critical cleaning applications, and detergent samples. The post Alconox, Inc. at cPhi North America appeared first on TechNotes.
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  • Cleaning Adhesive Residues off Medical Devices May 8, 2017
    Q: We are looking for recommendations on how to remove adhesive residue left on medical devices after pulling off labels or tape. A. We are aware of many other customers using Detergent 8 to successfully remove different kinds of tough adhesive residues. We suggest using... The post Cleaning Adhesive Residues off Medical Devices appeared first […]
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