Henkel, one of the global leaders in advanced materials and services for additive manufacturing, and Keystone Industries (Keystone), one of the leading provider of open-source dental 3D printing resins, announced a collaboration to offer Dental 3D printing solutions. Both companies, together, aim to capture a significant market share in the dental industry.
Collaboration for Dental 3D Printing Solutions
The collaboration will enable Henkel to add new dental 3D printing solutions, 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.
Speaking about the collaboration with Keystone, Ken Kisner, Head of Innovation for 3D Printing at Henkel said, “We are very pleased to find such a natural partner as Keystone. 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 dental 3D printing solutions for the dental industry. 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.”
According to Ira Rosenau, President at Keystone, “We are excited to partner with a global industry leader and its professional team. 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.”
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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.
About Keystone: Keystone’s group of dental companies focuses largely on consumable digital, laboratory, operatory and preventative products. 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.
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