Medical Device & Instrument Coatings

For medical coatings one essential rule is the absolute cleanliness and sterilization of medical and surgical instruments, devices, and surfaces that are used and reused by physicians, surgeons, and healthcare professionals. Stronger and stronger cleaners and detergents are being used to disinfect, cleanse, and sterilize surgical instruments, sterilizing trays, medical devices, equipment, and the like—anything that is repeatedly used in hospital and doctor’s office environments.

One result of the constant cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization of aluminum medical devices and equipment is the breakdown of the conventional aluminum anodic coatings found on these components. The limited chemical stability of these traditional medical coatings can lead to discoloration, corrosion, and loss of the coating, making these implements and devices unsuitable for medical use.


MICRALOX micro-crystalline anodic coatings have been proven in independent laboratory testing to extend the life of aluminum medical devices, instruments, and equipment, while being Cyotox and RoHS compliant. This makes MICRALOX the ideal solution for aluminum medical device coatings.

By preventing corrosion and discoloration, MICRALOX micro-crystalline aluminum oxide medical coatings can be used to extend the useful life of a wide range of aluminum medical instruments. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Stethoscopes
  • Surgical carts
  • Aluminum surgical instruments, including surgical devices with aluminum components
  • Orthopedic fixtures
  • Surgical instrument storage carts
  • Medical equipment with aluminum parts
  • Sterilizing trays
  • Sterilization containers
  • Sterilization packaging
  • Aluminum Medical Devices
  • Operating room fixtures