Performance Testing Procedures for MICRALOX® Coated Medical Devices

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Current sulfuric anodizing specifications for aluminum are based on a range of factors relevant for industrial usage, such as:

  • coating thickness and weight
  • salt water spray corrosion
  • abrasion resistance

While meaningful for certain applications, they are a poor fit for the life cycle of anodized medical devices where the aluminum articles require regular cleaning and sterilization.

The testing protocols discussed in this white paper are designed specifically for anodized aluminum medical devices. When used, they provide consistent and comprehensive quality assurance on how the anodic coating on aluminum medical applications will perform when exposed to strong chemistries.

Learn about 4 easy-to-adopt accelerated testing protocols:

  1. HCl Bubble Test (Low pH)
  2. Extreme Alkaline Resistance Test (High pH 13.5) 
  3. Hot Etch Performance Test 
  4. Autoclave Sterilization Testing

Fill out the form to find out more details regarding these procedures and protocols involved with the 4 accelerated life tests for anodized aluminum medical devices.