Sep 17, 2020 Düsseldorf / Germany
Henkel and Keystone collaborate for 3D printing solutions in the dental industry
Henkel and Keystone Industries (Keystone) 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.
To discover the opportunities this collaboration opens for both companies, and what the future holds for the KeyPrint brand, join a live discussion webinar with Keystone Industries President of Dental, Ira Rosenau, and Henkel Head of Innovation, Ken Kisner. Register Here
Keystone’s group of dental companies focuses largely on consumable digital, laboratory, operatory and preventative products. We are a global supplier, maintaining a diverse network of more than 800 U.S. and international dental distribution partners in 70+ countries. Keystone has developed industry-leading products like its innovative KeyPrint® line of 3D printing resins, Diamond D® high-impact denture base, the Pro-Form® line of thermoplastics, innovative and patent-protected laboratory offerings such as Enamelite ceramic spray glazes and the winner of Dental Advisor’s top product of the year, our Gelato prophy paste. Keystone has spent nearly three decades formulating and producing biocompatible, cutting-edge, patented photopolymer resins for dental and cosmetic nail applications. Keystone maintains FDA licensing, ISO 13485 (medical device) and 22716 certifications, along with GMP certification and international product registrations. To learn more, visit https://dental.keystoneindustries.com, like the Keystone Facebook page, or follow us on Instagram and Twitter.