Under Development - Launch Planned for Late 2024

Color On Any METAL/ALLOY & Many Polymer
TiO₂ Ceramic Colors for Stainless, Aluminum, CoCr, NiTi, 3D Ti64, & PEEK/PEKK

Color on Everything

  • Durable
    • TiO₂ Ceramic
    • Corrosion resistance
    • Biocompatibility - ISO 10993-5
    • Color retention through autoclaving/sterilization
  • Aesthetics
    • Branding
    • Set sorting (screws, tools, instruments)
    • Full color range of Ti anodizing
  • Applications
    • Any metal or plastic surface including:
    • Stainless steel, aluminum, cobalt-chromium, NiTi, titanium, and PEEK/PEKK

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Implant Surfaces introduces its revolutionary TiO₂-based Shades™ Ortho Color coatings. They are specifically developed for orthopedic implants and instruments made of stainless steel, CoCr, nitinol, PEEK/PEKK, or any other metal/alloy which cannot currently be color anodized. Shades™ Ortho Color coatings are deposited uniformly in a vacuum on all device geometries using a proprietary technique that enables the production of a wide range of uniform interferometric color tones like those available from anodizing titanium devices.

Stainless steel or CoCr-based bone screws and plates as well as nitinol staples are excellent candidates to receive the Shades™ Color coatings. Benefits of applying Implant Surfaces pinhole-free TiO₂ Shades™ Ortho Color coatings include not only product differentiation and aesthetics, but also enhanced biocompatibility and osseointegration, as well as reduced galvanic-corrosion and metal ion release from these devices.