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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

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