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Animal Cage Washing

Cage2Wash® by Veltek Associates Inc.

Cage2Wash® cleaning products have been specifically designed for Lab Animal Research facility component and animal cage washing applications. In this venue, the use of an appropriate cleaning agent to remove animal waste and animal byproducts is critical to the research program.

Cage2Wash cleaning products have the ability to rinse free from the surfaces thus eliminating the possibility of the residual from the cleaner itself compromising the program.

Cage2Wash cleaning products have been engineered to effectively remove a multitude of product residues. All products are formulated under the highest quality standards in a GMP manufacturing facility. Use dilutions range from .2% to 2% dependent upon the soil to be cleansed. Each product is shipped with a complete lot documentation package for traceability.

Cage2Wash 1
Alkaline detergent

Cage2Wash® 1 is a high performance concentrated liquid alkaline cleaning agent designed specifically for automation cleaning in the lab animal research field. Cage2Wash 1 is formulated with potassium hydroxide, surfactants and other critically essential cleaning ingredients. The wide array of components provides a stabilized formula that is capable of cleaning a wide range of critical and non-critical contact surfaces.

Physical Properties

  • Colorless Clear Liquid
  • Slight Chemical Odor
  • 1.35 Specific Gravity
  • 12.5 pH
  • Phosphate Free
  • Complete Solubility
  • Non Foaming
  • Excellent Rinsing

The formulation is VAI’s most effective broad spectrum cleaning agent that is capable of removing a wide array of proteins, oils, serums, animal fats and most types of organics. Cage2Wash 1 is safe for use on stainless steel, aluminum, copper, galvanized steel, soft metals, glass, polypropylene, polycarbonates and a wide variety of plastics at use diluting. Cage2Wash 1 is a low foaming cleaning agent (at all temperatures) and has enhanced cleaning ability to rinse free from systems. The phosphate free agent can be used in both mechanical and soak applications. Use dilutions range from .2% to 2% dependent upon the soil load to be cleaned. Each product is shipped with a complete lot documentation package for traceability.

Cage2Wash 2
Enhanced alkaline detergent

Cage2Wash® 2 is an enhanced high performance concentrated liquid alkaline cleaning agent designed for both mechanical and manual cleaning applications in the animal, cosmetic, medical device, food and beverage industries. Cage2Wash 2 is formulated with a dual surfactant system and other critically essential cleaning ingredients.

Physical Properties

  • Amber Clear Liquid
  • Slight Chemical Odor
  • 1.06 Specific Gravity
  • 10.9 @ 1% pH
  • Complete Solubility
  • Minimal Foaming
  • Excellent Rinsing
  • Phosphate Free

The high levels of chelating agent make this product an ideal detergent in all water conditions. The wide array of components provides a stabilized formula that is capable of cleaning a multitude of critical and non-critical contact surfaces. This product is extremely effective in removing residues that include a wide array of proteins, silicones, oils, petrolatum, polymers, serums, urine scales, animal fats and most all types of organics. Cage2Wash 2 is safe for use on stainless steel, aluminum, copper, galvanized steel, soft metals, glass, polypropylene, polycarbonates and a wide variety of plastics. Cage2Wash 2 is a low foaming cleaning agent (at all temperatures) and has enhanced cleaning ability to rinse free from systems. The phosphate free detergent can be used in mechanical, soak, and manual applications. Use dilutions range from .2% to 2% dependent upon the soil load to be cleaned. Each product is shipped with a complete lot documentation package for traceability.

Cage2Wash 3
Acid based detergent

Cage2Wash® 3 is a high performance concentrated phosphoric acid liquid cleaning agent designed specifically for automation equipment cleaning requirements in the animal research, medical device, and food and beverage industries. Cage2Wash 3 is formulated with phosphoric acid, surfactants and other critically essential cleaning ingredients.

Physical Properties

  • Colorless Clear Liquid
  • Slight Chemical Odor
  • 1.27 Specific Gravity
  • 2 pH @ 1%
  • Complete Solubility
  • No Foaming
  • Excellent Rinsing

The product ingredients provide a stabilized formula that is capable of cleaning a multitude of critical and non-critical contact surfaces. This product is extremely effective in removing residues that include a wide range of inorganic salts, water scales, particulate carbon, urine scales, silicones, oils, petrolatum, polymers and most all types of inorganics. Routine use of this product reduces corrosion, pitting, and rusting. Cage2Wash 3 is a low foaming cleaning agent (at all temperatures) and has enhanced cleaning ability to rinse free from systems. Cage2Wash 3 can be used in both mechanical and soak applications. Use dilutions range from .15% to 2% dependent upon the soil load to be cleaned. Each product is shipped with a complete lot documentation package for traceability.

Cage2Wash 4
Hydroxy acetic acid detergent

Cage2Wash® 4 is a high performance concentrated hydroxyacetic acid cleaner/descaler liquid cleaning agent designed specifically for automation cleaning requirements in the animal, cosmetic, medical device, food and beverage industries. Cage2Wash 4 is formulated with glycolic acid, surfactants and other critically essential cleaning ingredients.

Physical Properties

  • Pale Yellow Liquid
  • Slight Chemical Odor
  • 1.12 Specific Gravity
  • 2.8 pH @ 1%
  • Complete Solubility
  • Non Foaming
  • Excellent Rinsing
  • Phosphate Free

The product ingredients of Cage2Wash 4 provide a stabilized formula that is capable of cleaning a multitude of critical and non-critical contact surfaces. This environmentally friendly product is extremely effective in removing residues that include a wide range of inorganic salts, water scales, urine scales (polycarbonate, stainless and other caging materials), proteins, excipients, fine chemicals, silicones, oils, petrolatum, polymers and most all types of inorganics. Routine use of this product is helpful in removal of free metals and reduces corrosion, pitting and rusting. Cage2Wash 4 is a non foaming cleaning agent (at all temperatures) and has enhanced cleaning ability to rinse free from systems. The phosphate free agent can be used in both CIP and COP applications. Use dilutions range from .15% to 2% dependent upon the soil load to be cleaned. Each product is shipped with a complete lot documentation package for traceability.

Cage2Wash 5
Citric acid cleaner/de-scaler

Cage2Wash® 5 is a high performance concentrated liquid citric acid cleaner/de-scaler cleaning agent designed specifically for automation, soak and prep cleaning requirements in the animal research, cosmetic, medical device, food and beverage, and pharma and biotech industries. Cage2Wash 5 is formulated with citric acid and a unique dual surfactant system with other critically essential cleaning ingredients.

Physical Properties

  • Yellow Liquid
  • Slight Chemical Odor
  • 1.16 Specific Gravity
  • 2.95 pH @1%
  • Complete Solubility
  • Minimal Foaming
  • Excellent Rinsing
  • Phosphate Free

This wide array of components provides a stabilized formula that is capable of cleaning a wide range of critical and non-critical contact surfaces. This product is extremely effective in removing residues that include inorganic salts, water scales, particulate carbon, uric scales, animal fats, oils, and most all types of inorganics. Cage2Wash 5 is an ideal stand alone cleaner for most all tunnel wash applications.Cage2Wash 5, at use dilution, is safe for use on stainless steel, aluminum, galvanized steel, soft metals, glass, polypropylene, polycarbonates and a wide variety of plastics. This product is an excellent choice for racking and cage wash machines. Cage2Wash 5 is a low foaming cleaning agent (at all temperatures) and has enhanced cleaning ability to rinse free from all systems. The phosphate free agent can be used in both mechanical, and spray and soak applications. Use dilutions range from .2% to 5% dependent upon the soil load to be cleaned. Each product is shipped with a complete lot documentation package for traceability.

Cage2Wash N
Alkaline based neutraliser

Cage2Wash® N is a highly concentrated liquid alkaline based neutralizing agent used to raise solution pH, and is specifically designed for all types of effluent treatment. It is used to neutralize acidic solutions and allow for permissible effluent compliance where pH ranges are established. Cage2Wash N is phosphate free and non-foaming.

Physical Properties

  • Clear to Opaque Liquid
  • Odorless
  • Moderate Detergency
  • 1.53 Specific Gravity
  • 13.7 pH @1%
  • 100% Solubility
  • Non Foaming
  • Excellent Rinsing
  • 32°F - 90°F Storage Recommendation
  • 0.00% P Content
  • 0.00% N Conten

Cage2Wash N is used wherever pH adjustment is needed. The concentrate use dilution will be conditional on the pH desired and the solution “soil” to be adjusted. Concentrate Cage2Wash N should be mixed slowly to optimize results and avoid potential violent reactions. Cage2Wash N should not be diluted prior to use.

The concentrated formula minimizes the actual use dilution for low cost per use. This product is non-foaming, which is ideal for optimal automated cleaning. This product includes a lot specific documentation package, which provides product consistency and integrity. This product is phosphate free.

DEC-QUAT 200V
Neutral pH quaternary ammonium solution

Dec-Quat 200V ® is a veterinary disinfectant, virucide, sanitizer, germicidal detergent, deodorant, and fungicide designed specifically for the life science and research and development industries.

Dec-Quat 200V is a one step neutral pH quaternary ammonium solution for use in Veterinary, Dairy, Equine, Poultry Plants, Poultry/Turkey Farms, Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Restaurant, Food Handling and Process areas, Households, Hotels & Motels, Food Service, Commercial, Institutional and Industrial Use. It is effective as a broad spectrum disinfectant, virucide, non-food contact sanitizer, and fungicide.

This product is an EPA registered disinfectant, virucide, and fungicide that is proven to be effective against a wide array of organisms when used as directed. The verified results provide an added level of quality assurance to your overall cleaning and disinfection program. Dec-Quat 200V is neutral pH and non-corrosive to most substrates at recommended use dilution. Pitting and corrosion is often the result of other aggressive decontamination agents. That corrosion may lead to harborage of organisms that may adversely affect your overall cleaning program.

Dec-Quat 200V avoids the main cause of corrosion, pH imbalance. The formula of this product is designed to easily rinse free from product surfaces. Many surfaces can be treated without rinsing.

This product is manufactured and tested from beginning to end in an EPA registered manufacturing facility, and meets the highest standards in manufacturing and processing. This assures the highest level of quality and integrity of the final product. Lot specific analysis is available and the product is fully traceable. This product is phosphate free. The low cost per use is realized due to high concentration formula.

Actual use dilution is dependent upon the decontamination requirements of the specific organisms present. For example, efficacy can be achieved as low as 660 ppm or ½ ounce per gallon of water for most broad spectrum claims, animal virucidal claims and fungicidal claims. Two ounce per gallon of water is required for Parvovirus and Rabies claims.