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Friday, December 29, 2006

Cleaner Ingredients

How do I find out the ingredients of Alconox cleaners?

To find out the ingredients of Alconox cleaners, first review either the Pharmaceutical Cleaning Validation references, the msds or technical bulletin for the brand you are interested in. The Pharmaceutical Cleaning Validation References discuss various analytical methods to detect components of the detergents along with general information about how much of the component of interest is in each detergent. The msds discloses approximate content of various ingredients, including any ingredients with any particular associated hazard or irritation. The technical bulletin gives a list of the general ingredient types in each product. If further detail is required, you will need to contact Alconox at cleaning AT and ask for a non-disclosure agreement for the brand of cleaner you want to know the ingredients for along with the purpose for your need to receive this proprietary information disclosure. Your request will be evaluated and an agreement sent if appropriate.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Detecting Trace Residues

How do I find an analytical method to detect trace residues of Alconox brand cleaners for a cleaning validation?

The best place to find analytical methods for detergent residue detection for either a pharmaceutical or medical device cleaning validation are on the "Pharmaceutical Cleaning Validation" references found on the upper right hand corner of This document refers to many possible methods and discusses how to use them. Once you have reviewed the references, contact Alconox at tdowds AT for details about your preferred analytical detection method, and Teri Dowds will send you whatever further details are available on that method.

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Thursday, December 21, 2006

Lead Dust Removal

How to remove lead and lead dust from lead based paint

To remove lead contaminated dust resulting from chalking of old lead-based paint, use Ledizolv cleaner. Ledizolv is a specially formulated cleaner designed to remove trace levels of lead, such as those typically found in older homes that have lead based paint in them.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Critial Cleaning pH

What is the pH of a 1% solution of Alconox for cleaning?

A 1% solution of Alconox has a pH of 9.5. This is a mild alkaline solution suitable for general purpose cleaning of a wide range of organic and inorganic residues. The pH of a 1% Alconox solution and other technical information can be found on an Alconox technical bulletin.

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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Expiration Date of 1% Alconox Detergent Solution

What is the expiration date of a 1% solution of Alconox detergent?

A 1% Alconox solution has an expiration date of 3 weeks from preparation using deionized or distilled water stored in a closed container. The reason for the short shelf life is that the dilute detergent is a carbon source for microbes and the dilute detergent will eventually start to support microbial growth. It is acceptable to open the container periodically to pour out solution for use as long as the container is closed promptly after opening.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Alconox at the 2007 MD&M East Show

Will Alconox, Inc attend the MD&M East Show in 2007?

Alconox, Inc will be attending the MD&M East Show at the Jacob Javits Center New York City, NY on June 12-14. Stop by our booth #2768 for your free detergent samples, free copy the Guide to Critical Cleaning or Aqueous Cleaning Handbook!

You'll want to visit Alconox, Inc booth #2768 at MD&M EAST because...

Alconox, Inc is The Leader in Critical Cleaning Detergents with sixty years of experience getting medical equipment critically clean for use in demanding human or veterinary health applications, and in the manufacturing of medical devices - such as titanium prosthetic hip joints - we understand how to clean to implantable standards. Whether the product is designed for in vitro or in vivo use, is biomechanical or electronic, you'll find an Alconox cleaner expressly formulated to get products scrupulously clean without leaving interfering residues.

You'll meet the Alconox, Inc technical experts who are ready to discuss your cleaning validation needs!

MD&M is the recognized resource since 1983 for everything you need to design and manufacture medical devices and equipment for today's increasingly competitive healthcare marketplace. For more information visit