Henkel partners with Keystone for 3D printing dental products

Henkel partners with Keystone for 3D printing dental products

The collaboration will help Henkel to add dental applications to its 3D printing portfolio.

  • By Pravin Prashant | September 18, 2020
Henkel and Keystone Industries today have announced a collaboration between the companies for additive manufacturing solutions in the dental industry. The collaboration will enable Henkel to add dental applications to its 3D printing portfolio, one of the first markets that has moved past prototyping into the commercialization of resins for final parts. By partnering with a globally leading materials provider like Henkel, Keystone aims to further scale its successful business in the industry.
Henkel is a global leading provider of advanced materials and services for additive manufacturing across a broad variety of industry segments. The company has been developing and commercializing novel solutions under its Loctite brand enabling 3D printing applications in markets such as aerospace, automotive, engineering and consumer goods. Keystone is a leading manufacturer of dental products in the digital, laboratory, operatory and preventative spaces. With more than 100 years of experience in the dental industry the company offers an innovative line of customized 3D printing solutions under the KeyPrint brand.
“We are very pleased to find such a natural partner as Keystone”, said Ken Kisner, Head of Innovation for 3D Printing at Henkel. “The combination of their longstanding know-how in the dental space with our broad material science expertise and market access will unlock new opportunities to develop and commercialize high-performance solutions for the dental markets. Our rapid innovation capabilities fit very well with this dynamic market, and Keystone’s long history of polymer and ISO-compliant medical device manufacturing adds tremendous value to us.”
“We are excited to partner with a global industry leader and its professional team”, added Ira Rosenau, President at Keystone. “Henkel’s expertise and global presence will allow us to further bring our innovative 3D printing solutions to all corners of the dental market worldwide. The collaboration is a mutual fit for both companies presenting opportunities for further growth.”
Keystone has been partnering for many years with Molecule Corp., which was acquired by Henkel in 2019. In addition, the companies have established longstanding business relationships with leading OEM printer manufacturers. As part of the extended collaboration Henkel and Keystone will further drive the penetration of the KeyPrint line through increased validations and partnerships with 3D printer companies and rapid innovation of new materials to help dental professionals and patients with customized 3D solutions. The combination of the KeyPrint and Loctite brands will bring the integrated strengths of both companies to the dental consumers and will enable the efficient manufacturing of dental parts, such as the unique KeySplint Soft night guard and splint resin. The two companies will work together to develop opportunities, educate the marketplace, and market the 3D printing solutions globally.

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