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4 Accelerated Life Tests for Anodized Aluminum Medical Devices

Posted by Losone Kaba on July 28, 2017

An Overview of Performance Testing Procedures for MICRALOX® Coated Medical Devices

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, and 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; these processes expose aluminum articles to strong chemistries.

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Topics: MICRALOX, Aluminum Anodizing, Testing for Anodized Aluminum Medical Devices

STERRAD® 100NX TESTING on MICRALOX™

Posted by Mike Sung on June 2, 2016

The Validated Capabilities of MICRALOX™ Anodic Coating

Third-party test results have validated multiple sterilization capabilities of the revolutionary anodic coating, MICRALOX™. High-performance MICRALOX™ has been tested for use with the STERRAD® 100NX low-temperature hydrogen peroxide gas plasma sterilization. The data revealed that MICRALOX™ has significant performance and aesthetic advantages.

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Topics: MICRALOX, STERRAD Testing on MICRALOX

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