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Detergents

Detergents for Washing Equipment
Allentown brings more than 50 years of experience in Laboratory Animal Science to the design of a wide range of cage wash chemical technologies. These detergents work in all animal facilities, and ensure that caging equipment is cleaned to the highest possible standards, while at the same time protecting the cage material. Not available in North America.

  • Allentown Alkali – used on rodent and large animal cages
  • Allentown Acid – used on all cages and bottles
  • Allentown Rinse – used to neutralize Allentown Alkali
  • Allentown Neutral – used on light- to medium-soiled rodent cages and bottles
  • For use in Allentown washers and washers provided by other manufacturers
Allentown Alkali

Allentown Alkali

Allentown Alkali is intended for use on rodent or large animal caging with heavy organic soiling. Its unique formulation utilizes non-ionic cleaning to remove stubborn greasy protein and organic residues often associated with Rabbit, Guinea Pig and NHP caging.

Features
  • For use in Allentown washers and washers provided by other manufacturers
  • For cages, accessories, storage and transport racks
  • Alkaline intensive detergent with a high proportion of dispersants
  • Reliably removes organic residues such as faeces, blood and proteins
  • Compatible with stainless steel, polycarbonate, polyetherimide, polysulfone and polyphenylsulfone
  • Free of phosphates and oxidizing agents
  • Ingredients are compliant to the provisions of Regulation (EC) No 648/2004 on detergents
  • The concentrate is classified and labelled according to the CLP Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008, refer to SDS for further information
  • pH of product as supplied: 14
  • Available in 10L or 20L canisters
Detergent Description Applications
Allentown Alkali Alkali detergent using Potassium hydroxide Rodent cages – with Allentown Rinse
Large animal cages – with Allentown Acid ± Allentown Rinse
Allentown Alkali requires neutralising
Allentown Acid

Allentown Acid

Allentown Acid is a phosphoric- and citric-acid based detergent that offers exceptional performance in the removal of uric and acid soluble deposits when used in rack or tunnel washers at 55-80 °C. It is extremely effective as a single detergent for small rodent caging and all types of bottles. It is also an effective neutralizer for large animal cage washing when used in a multi-chemical wash cycle consisting of Allentown Alkali and Allentown Acid.

Features
  • For use in Allentown washers and washers provided by other manufacturers
  • For cages, bottles, accessories, storage and transport racks
  • Acid detergent with a high proportion of dispersants and descaling properties
  • Reliably removes organic residues and acid soluble deposits
  • Compatible with stainless steel, polycarbonate, polyetherimide, polysulfone and polyphenylsulfone
  • Free of the following phosphates: STPP, TKPP and TSP
  • Without oxidizing agents
  • Ingredients are compliant to the provisions of Regulation (EC) No 648/2004 on detergents
  • The concentrate is classified and labelled according to the CLP Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008, refer to SDS for further information
  • pH of product as supplied: 1.4
  • Available in 10L or 20L canisters
Detergent Description Applications
Allentown Acid Acid detergent using phosphoric and citric acid Rodent cages and Bottles – Allentown Acid only ± Allentown Rinse
Larger species – Two phase wash cycle with Allentown Alkali ± Allentown Rinse
Allentown Rinse

Allentown Rinse

Allentown Rinse is intended for use following the washing of rodent caging with Allentown Alkali to ensure that the cages have been neutralised before being reprocessed into use, or autoclaved. This is especially important when washing polycarbonate plastics, which - without the inclusion of an appropriate rinse additive - may experience especially negative impacts when exposed to high temperatures. Allentown Rinse is a specially-formatted, acid- based rinse additive that neutralizes alkai detergents such as Allentown Alkali and provides assisted drying performance within automated washing systems. Because it employs a naturally-occurring, citric-based acid, Allentown Rinse has less of an environmental impact.

Features
  • For use in Allentown washers and washers provided by other manufacturers
  • For cages, bottles, accessories, storage and transport racks
  • Acidic rinse aid for neutralizing alkali residues and to assist with drying
  • Made with natural occurring acids
  • Compatible with stainless steel, polycarbonate, polyetherimide, polysulfone and polyphenylsulfone
  • Prevents cracks and crazing during autoclaving
  • Free of phosphates
  • Ingredients are compliant to the provisions of Regulation (EC) No 648/2004 on detergents
  • The concentrate is classified and labelled according to the CLP Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008, refer to SDS for further information
  • pH of product as supplied: 2.3
  • Available in 10L or 20L canisters
Detergent Description Applications
Allentown Rinse Neutralising rinse aid using citric acid. Neutralise either Allentown Alkali or Allentown Acid
Assists drying When in combination with Allentown Alkali and/or Acid
Allentown Neutral

Allentown Neutral

Allentown Neutral offers exceptional cleaning capabilities for light- to medium-soiled cages and bottles. It has been designed to offer an ecological and economical solution for the removal of small amounts of organic soiling and softened water salt deposits. It also eliminates the need for an acid or neutralizing rinse aid.

Features
  • For use in Allentown washers and washers provided by other manufacturers
  • For cages, bottles, accessories, storage and transport racks
  • Ecologically friendly neutral detergent
  • Effective for the removal of light organic soiling associated with small rodent caging
  • Compatible with stainless steel, polycarbonate, polyetherimide, polysulfone and polyphenylsulfone
  • Free of phosphates and oxidizing agents
  • Ingredients are compliant to the provisions of Regulation (EC) No 648/2004 on detergents
  • The concentrate is classified and labelled according to the CLP Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008, refer to SDS for further information
  • pH of product as supplied: 8.4
  • Available in 10L or 20L canisters
Detergent Description Applications
Allentown Neutral Ecologically-friendly neutral detergent Light- to medium-soiled rodent cages and bottles
Specifications

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