Colorants are often added to the substrates and material components of medical devices with the primary intent of improving the usability of the devices. For instance, color coding can assist users in matching devices or sizes together when multiple options are available. Colorants can also be used to brand medical devices from a particular manufacturer, thereby ensuring that only compatible components and accessories are used with the company’s products. And in some cases, colorants can be used to improve the user appeal of a device, meeting the expectations of users and helping manufacturers to build and maintain customer loyalty.