Alconox Inc. launches a decade of innovation with some hits and some misses. They created the powdered detergent, Oranox® Rust Inhibitor, that targeted dentists and oral surgeons. It was ultimately not successful and was discontinued in 1954. Recently, one box was recovered from an antique store in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Alcotabs® Tablet Pipet Detergent, a tablet solution to better clean siphon pipet washers, was developed and hit the market July 12th, 1957. The new, innovative, flotation cleaning, slow dissolving tablet allowed for cleaning over multiple cycles in the pipet washer resulting in better pipet cleaning.
Closing out the decade came another Alconox Inc. powerhouse, in fact our flagship detergent for lab washers. Alcojet® Low Foaming Powdered Detergent was created and put in distribution August 12th, 1959. It was invented to provide a low-foaming detergent effective in automatic dishwasher glassware washing applications.
On Oct. 28th, 1964 Liquinox® Critical Cleaning Liquid Detergent, was developed in response to customer requests for a phosphate-free detergent that would not interfere with biological oxygen demand (BOD) bottle washing where unrinsed bottles could result in contamination with phosphate essential nutrients causing false high readings in BOD testing.
In order to improve removal of protein residues of blood, body fluids, and tissue for cleaning medical instruments, Tergazyme® Enzyme-Active Powdered Detergent was introduced on November 21st, 1971.
In response to requests for a nonionic and ion-free detergent that does not leave conductive residues on electronic components, Detergent 8® Low-Foaming Ion-Free Detergent was introduced on July 14th, 1983.
In 1998, the first edition of the Aqueous Cleaning Handbook: A Guide to Critical-Cleaning Procedures, Techniques and Validation, was published. This book was designed to distill and present practical information covering the history of such cleaners—what they are, how they work, and how to make best use of them.
To match the manual cleaning power of Detonox for cosmetic polymers and sticky botanical residues in an automated washer cleaning, Keylajet® Low-foaming Chelating High Alkaline Liquid was released on August 18th, 2016.
In 2023, Alconox Inc. members proudly published the fifth edition of the Aqueous Cleaning Handbook: A Guide to Critical-Cleaning Procedures, Techniques and Validation. With the increasing demand for critical cleaning solutions in various industries, this edition of the Aqueous Cleaning Handbook is a valuable resource for scientists, engineers, technicians, and everyone involved in the critical cleaning of parts and surfaces.
In late September of 2023, Alconox Inc. will be proud to introduce the packaging transition of the 4lb cartons to 4lb jars. Same great powder, brand new package. It is a recyclable water-resistant pre-sealed plastic jar with a pinch grip, flip top lid for easy dosing, and airtight closure to guarantee freshness.