Gibbstown, NJ – Keystone Industries (Keystone) and Henkel have announced a collaboration for additive manufacturing solutions in the dental industry. Combining Keystone Industries’ decades of manufacturing experience in polymer resins and dental products with the advanced material science capabilities of Henkel, Keystone aims to scale the KeyPrint line of precision 3D resins to the next level.
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.
Henkel is a global leading provider of advanced materials, post processing solutions, 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.
“We are excited to partner with a global industry leader and its professional team,” said 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.”
“We are very pleased to find such a natural partner as Keystone”, added Ken Kisner, Head of Innovation for 3D Printing at Henkel. “The combination of their longstanding know-how in the dental space with our 143 years of 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.”
Keystone has been collaborating 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 such as Carbon, Asiga, Origin, EnvisionTEC, and Rapid Shape. As part of this extended collaboration, Keystone’s dental experience and manufacturing knowledge, combined with Henkel’s scientific expertise will further drive the reach of the KeyPrint line through increased validations and partnerships with 3D printer companies, territorial market share growth, 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 dental consumers, and will enable the efficient manufacturing of dental parts, such as Keystone’s unique KeySplint Soft® night guard and splint resin. The two companies will work together to develop opportunities, educate the marketplace, and market 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. The company is 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 such as its innovative KeyPrint line of 3D printing resins, Diamond D® high-impact denture base, and the Pro-Form® line of thermoplastics, innovative and patent-protected laboratory offerings such as Enamelite ceramic spray glazes, and the award-winning 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.
Henkel operates globally with a well-balanced and diversified portfolio. The company holds leading positions with its three business units in both industrial and consumer businesses thanks to strong brands, innovations, and technologies. Henkel Adhesive Technologies is the global leader in the adhesives market – across all industry segments worldwide. In its Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care businesses, Henkel holds leading positions in many markets and categories around the world. Founded in 1876, Henkel looks back on more than 140 years of success. In 2019, Henkel reported sales of more than 20 billion euros and adjusted operating profit of more than 3.2 billion euros. Henkel employs more than 52,000 people globally – a passionate and highly diverse team, united by a strong company culture, a common purpose to create sustainable value, and shared values. As a recognized leader in sustainability, Henkel holds top positions in many international indices and rankings. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX. For more information, please visit www.henkel.com
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