Impact Resistance:

The most prevalent cause of failure to anodize is impact to an area.  The area around the impact micro-cracks and deleterious chemicals or the environment begins a galvanic or corrosion effect to the area.  Durkee Testing Lab performed impact tests on a TriPlex hard anodized panel utilizing a parabolic tip.  They began at 40 PSI (pounds per square inch) and increased by 10 PSI with each impact.  They achieved material failure at 140 PSI.  However the TriPlex anodize although torn apart, did not fracture at the point of impact or show signs of micro=cracking at the edges of the tear.
Boric Acid Testing:

Lights Camera Action, LLC needed an anodize that was resistant to a 5% to 7% boric acid solution for a period of five to fifteen years.  This solution is what surrounds the nuclear core, so failure of the anodize is not an option.  Taking five TriPlex hard anodize panels, Durkee Testing Lab documenting the pre-weight, and subsequently all five panels were submerged into 6% boric acid.

One panel was removed and neutralized each week until the final panel was fulled on the fifth week.   Durkee Testing Lab calculated the loss on each panel.   The results were better than expected.  Instead of five to fifteen years, Lights Camera Action, LLC's patented LED light could remain in the boric acid solution for 50 to 60 years without failure.
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