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Orchid Announces Expansion of Coating Capabilities in China

Holt, MI - 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.

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 a worldwide leader in design and manufacturing for the orthopedic and medical device markets. We are able to do this by compressing time to market, providing new technologies and being the best total supply-chain value. Besides coating technologies we provide 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 our products, services and the way we do business. For more information about Orchid, visit the company’s website at

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