New Monomer Material to Reduce Shrinkage of Dental Composites -- Putting Science to Work
DuPont has signed an agreement with GC Corporation of Tokyo, Japan, a major global manufacturer of dental materials and equipment, to provide next-generation dental monomer technology that reduces the shrinkage of dental composites.
“GC Corporation offers outstanding performance in dental composites that have superior function, quality and aesthetics,” Shoji Akahane, GC Corporation director of Research and Development, said. “We believe that the combination of the DuPont monomer technology with our company’s dental composite expertise has resulted in the development of a superior and innovative dental composite resin for the global market.”
The DuPont technology is unique -- offering the ability to optimize dental composites to offer enhanced properties including higher flex strength, fracture toughness and better handling while enabling reduced shrinkage. DuPont will license the technology and branding of the product.
“Until now, advances in dental composites technology have focused on creating better fillers,” said Randy Milby, global business director, DuPont BioMedical. “DuPont identified a unique opportunity to bring our science to bear on improvements that could incorporate our proprietary materials technology to the monomer side of the composite. These new monomers represent a significant step-change in dental composite technology. We are pleased to partner with GC Corporation -- a company we believe will deliver this technology for widespread use by dentists throughout the world.”
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