What are the differences between acid cleaners and alkaline cleaners?
Acidic cleaners are commonly used to brighten or etch metals and are effective at removing any mineral deposits or oxidation on surfaces. Generally, acidic cleaners are also ideal for removing ant starches, carbonates, and insoluble hydroxides. Since most soils are acidic, alkaline cleaners are very effective. Alkaline cleaners remove oils, fats, greases, proteins and an array of other soils. Most cleaning applications will involve an alkaline cleaner or a combination of an alkaline cleaner and an acidic cleaner. Alconox offers acidic and alkaline cleaners for pharmaceutical, medical device, manufacturing and various other industries. For information on all Alconox brands, visit www.alconox.com.