Medical technology

In an electrochemical process, thick oxide layers may be deposited on Galvano Aluminium substrates that are characterized by ideal biocompatibility and therefore represent a perfect surface for medical implants. Being a light-weight and ductile as well as non-toxic material, aluminium lends itself perfectly to use in conjunction with medical technology as it meets the stringent medical technology standards.
Metallic implants made of stainless steel and titanium alloys are still often used today uncoated. Galvano Aluminium layers applied with an anodised layer to implants display an excellent compatibility with human bone tissue.

Another very interesting use of aluminium oxide coating is in dentistry. With dental implants made of titanium, the contact between the titanium and soft tissue (gingiva) causes more infections or tissue reactions than is the case with implants made of solid but extremely brittle aluminium oxide ceramic. Another aesthetic benefit is the fact that when the soft tissue recedes, it is the white aluminium oxide of the coating that is visible and not the grey titanium.

Galvano aluminium layer of titanium implants

For the medical industry, this material opens up new possibilities of coating many different types of material with aluminium. Regardless of the base material used, the applied layers can also be coated with aluminium oxide. It is irrelevant whether implants or parts of medical devices are coated.

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