What is a Surfactant? Surfactants are a primary component of cleaning detergents. The word surfactant means surface active agent. As the name implies, surfactants stir up activity on the surface you are cleaning to help trap dirt and remove it from the surface. Surfactants have a hydrophobic (water-hating) tail and a hydrophilic (water-loving) head. The… Continue Reading An Easy Guide to Understanding How Surfactants Work
Bushing pressing is a tough job. It takes a lot of force to get the insert seated correctly. In addition, the lubricant cannot be so strong that it slips back out. Our P-80®line of water-based temporary rubber assembly lubricants makes bushing pressing easy. Our P-80 lubricants are available in six unique water-based formulas that provide… Continue Reading P-80 for Bushing Pressing
If you work in a regulated industry, you already know, there’s more than one way to validate a cleaning process. But which one is best for your process? The Bulk Pharmaceutical Chemicals and the Biotechnology Inspection Guide has established the expectation that cleaning procedures be validated—meaning that scientific data must show that the systems work… Continue Reading Need to Validate Your Cleaning Procedures? We Can Help!
Let’s face it: when you’re talking about beer, you’re talking about taste. Which is why it’s imperative—to ensure a quality, delicious beer every time—to prevent contamination of the tanks and brewing equipment. And cleaning hops resin off of stainless steel can be tough, because resin is sticky and not water-soluble. Seeing the need for something… Continue Reading Micro® Green Clean: Perfect for Cleaning Applications in the Brewery Industry
As this difficult year comes to an end, we are optimistic for a healthier 2021. We hope that you are able to find some joy during this quiet 2020 holiday season. We wish you peace and good health now and in the new year, and thank you for your support and continued business. From… Continue Reading Happy Holidays & Happy New Year!
A botanical extract is a substance derived from a plant. Some commonly used botanical extracts are vanilla, echinacea, gingko biloba, cranberry, and aloe vera. They are used in a wide variety of industries—from nutritional supplements to cosmetics—and for many purposes, including fragrance and medicinal properties, or to add flavor to food. In the U.S.,… Continue Reading Cleaning for Botanical Soils
That’s right! In our continuing efforts to provide not only the best cleaning and lubricant products but the best customer service, we are sticking with our 2020 pricing into 2021. It’s been a heck of a year for all of us. The world has experienced a pestilence not before seen in our lifetimes. We have… Continue Reading Good News for the New Year!
The cannabis industry is growing rapidly as more states across the US legalize cannabis use. And, as with any industry, an effective cleaning protocol is necessary. The most important factor in developing one is the selection of an appropriate cleaner. Other important variables include dwell time, temperature, mechanical force, and cleaner concentration. When certain factors… Continue Reading Cleaning for the Cannabis Industry
So, what is your business doing to celebrate the holidays? International Products Corporation (IPC) president, Kathy Wyrofsky, has always enjoyed celebrating the holidays with everyone who works with her. Traditionally, IPC hosts a large holiday party at a local venue for employees, support professionals, and their guests. However, this year the party has been cancelled… Continue Reading Holiday Parties during COVID-19: What’s the New Normal?
That’s right! In our continuing efforts to provide not only the best cleaning and lubricant products but the best customer service, we are sticking with our 2020 pricing into 2021. It’s been a heck of a year for all of us. The world has experienced a pestilence not before seen in our lifetimes. We have… Continue Reading Good News for 2021