IMPLANT SURFACE & PRODUCTION
Southern Implants are made from ASTM-F67-95 Grade 4 pure titanium with a tensile strength of 550 MPa. The surface is enhanced with abrasion and chemical conditioning. First experiments date back to 1992, and after validation of the technique, the surface has been taken in use since 1997. This surface has not been changed since.
A comparative research study of several surface structures by Prof. Szmukler-Moncler shows that the Southern Implants surface is strikingly consistent and free of strange particles, this in contradiction to other production techniques. The particle size of the abrasive material have been set between 75μm and 170μm.