At the MD&M East conference, Katahdin Industries’ subsidiary, Duralectra-CHN (D-CHN), will display the MICRALOX microcrystalline anodic coating. D-CHN’s President, Timothy P. Cabot, will deliver a presentation on the patent pending coating and science of the anodic coating.
The presentation will also include the use of MICRALOX in medical devices exposed to high pH autoclave and cleaning sterilization.
The traditional anodic coatings used in aluminum equipment have restricted chemical stability, which leads to corrosion and short onset discoloration. Hence, there is a greater need for new finish technology that performs well in demanding cleaning and sterilization circumstances.
A new class of anodic coatings will be launched by D-CHN. These coatings use a patented conversion technique, which changes amorphous oxide into microcrystalline structures without altering the anodic coating specification. D-CHN’s patent pending coatings increase the life of aluminum equipment and instruments. They also comply with Cytotox and RoHS.
Manufacturers and consumers of aluminum medical devices and equipment will be attending the MD&M East event, which be held in New York on June 7, 2011.