Why Is 70% Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) a Better Disinfectant than 99% Isopropanol, and What Is IPA Used For?


How does one solution kill viruses like HIV and Polio on contact, and the other not at all?

The Dangers of Isopropyl Alcohol


As we've discussed in a previous post, there are many advantages of using isopropyl alcohol in the manufacturing process, but what we didn't cover is some of the risks and dangers of IPA. Today we'll cover some of those issues so that you can take full advantage of isopropyl's benefits while mitigating the hazards of this... Continue Reading →

IPA as a Universal Cleaner: Advantages & Disadvantages


Isopropyl alcohol (IPA) has become a standard in the Electronics Industry for cleaning printed circuit boards (PCBs) as it offers two main advantages: 1. It's cheap 2. It removes ionic contamination (as long as it’s flushed from the surface) For years IPA has been used to remove flux residues (see flux remover) soldering and as... Continue Reading →

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