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Orchid Plans to Expand its Coating Capabilities in China

Published on 2016-05-05. Author : SpecialChem

Orchid Orthopedic Solutions (Orchid) has announced they intend to invest into the Chinese orthopedic market by offering Vacuum Titanium Plasma Spray (VPS) coating services at their Suzhou, China facility in 2016. This expansion of capabilities supports Orchid's strategy to provide full value stream services to the local market in Asia and compliments their current hydroxylapatite (HA) coating services.

Fig. 1: Orchid to Expand its Coating
Capabilities in China

The board of directors at Orchid approved the investment at the last board meeting in February. "We are excited to be able to provide VPS services to our local customers in China and beyond. Orchid has a reputation for good quality coatings throughout the world and we will continue this standard at our Suzhou facility," says Christopher Norbye, International Executive Vice President for Orchid outside the US. "This endeavor supports our goal of building full value stream services on three continents. We anticipate adding more capabilities in the future depending on the needs of the local market," continues Norbye.

VPS is expected to be in full service before the end of 2016.

About Orchid Coatings

Orchid’s coating technology and experience extends 20+ years in the US and was extended to new offerings in Europe and Asia in 2015. Orchid’s coatings and surface treatments now include spherical bead, Asymmatrix®, Osseomatrix®, titanium plasma spray, hydroxylapatite (HA), VPS on PEEK, VPS Ti on Polyethylene, ceramic coatings and Resorbable Blast Media (RBM).

About Orchid

Orchid is one of the worldwide leaders in design and manufacturing for the orthopedic and medical device markets. It is able to do this by compressing time to market, providing new technologies and being the best total supply-chain value. Besides coating technologies it provides expertise in design and development, quality and regulatory support, implant manufacture, advanced machining, plastics technology, instrument manufacturing, and packaging services. With 14 world-class facilities located around the globe, Orchid continues to provide others an opportunity to live a better life through its products, services and the way it do business.

Source: Orchid

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