Kuraray Noritake honored as innovative company of the year

Kuraray Noritake Dental Inc. All images courtesy of Kuraray Noritake Dental Inc.
Kuraray Noritake Dental Inc. All images courtesy of Kuraray Noritake Dental Inc.

Kuraray Noritake Dental Inc. has been distinguished as the "Innovative Company of the Year" by Dental Advisor, a leading authority that has been providing dental professionals with reliable, evidence-based information since 1983.

With its mission to deliver clinically relevant evaluations and data-driven insights, Dental Advisor stands as an authority of objective analysis, blending in vivo long-term performance assessments with laboratory research. Their endorsement underscores the pivotal role of Kuraray Noritake in advancing dental material technology.

Founded in 1926 in the city of Kurashiki, Japan, Kuraray Co. has established a reputation for excellence and pioneering capabilities in the areas of polymer chemistry, synthetic chemistry, and chemical engineering, propelled by relentless research and development. In a strategic move during April 2012, Kuraray Medical Inc. merged with Noritake Dental Supply Co. Ltd., culminating in the establishment of Kuraray Noritake Dental Inc. The company's consistent pursuit of excellence in polymer chemistry, synthetic chemistry, and chemical engineering has revolutionized practical applications in dentistry, resulting in tangible, real-world solutions that address the evolving needs of dental professionals globally.

Panavia SA cement.Panavia SA cement.

As a leader in dental adhesives, Kuraray Noritake developed an essential adhesive monomer that led to the enhanced 10-methacryloxydecyl dihydrogen phosphate (MDP) monomer in Panavia cement, recognized for its exceptional efficacy on dentin, enamel, and metal.

Entering the dental market in 1973, Kuraray Noritake has made a significant impact on the industry, notably with the 1978 debut of their Clearfil Bond System-F, the inaugural offering in the Clearfil product suite. Over the years, this line has expanded, featuring an array of innovative products and culminating in the latest addition, Universal Bond Quick, which shares its monomeric base with the acclaimed Panavia series.

Dental Advisor has rigorously evaluated Clearfil products through clinical assessments, exhaustive lab tests, and extensive long-term studies, particularly examining the performance of Kuraray Noritake composites in conjunction with Clearfil bonding solutions. The findings have repeatedly highlighted their superior performance, evidenced by minimal marginal staining, robust bond strength, and a remarkable reduction in debonding incidents.

The Clearfil Universal Bond Quick from Kuraray Noritake Dental Inc.The Clearfil Universal Bond Quick from Kuraray Noritake Dental Inc.

The Clearfil Universal Bond Quick not only incorporates the proven MDP monomer pioneered by Kuraray Noritake, but it is also enhanced with an innovative amide monomer, advancing the bond technology with its rapid penetration into dentin and enamel. This advancement significantly reduces water absorption and shortens the time required for application.

Designed for versatility, the Clearfil Universal Bond Quick is suitable for all etching methods, whether with light-, self-, or dual-cure material. The Dental Advisor Biomaterials Research Center has validated its exceptional bond durability to dentin and enamel, maintaining its integrity through 5,000 thermocycles and demonstrating superior performance when compared to other bonding agents on the market. 

This “Innovative Company of the Year” accolade from Dental Advisor highlights Kuraray’s commitment to innovation, evidenced by their products’ ease of use and exceptional laboratory performance and resonating with dental professionals worldwide and making them trusted choices for long-term clinical confidence. 

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