1. Help Center
  2. About Micro-Crystalline Anodizing (Micralox)

What Is The Degree of Micro-Crystallinity?

Only a portion of the amorphous oxide converts to micro-crystalline structures. There is a distinct crystalline layer, which acts as a barrier to chemical attack. Otherwise, the coating is primarily amorphous and performs in adhesion, impact resistance, hardness, and abrasion resistance similar to a sealed anodic coating. In other words, with a MICRALOX microcrystalline aluminum oxide coating, all of the positive properties of a sealed anodic coating are retained, along with the improvements of being thermodynamically stable and with a significantly lower rate of solubility.