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Kuraray Noritake Company Profile

Shaping the future of esthetics

Founded 90 years ago in Kurashiki, Japan, the company boasts an annual turnover of more than 3.7 billion together with a workforce of over 8,300. Many of our products can be found in everyday life – for example the Kuraray safety glass in Berlin’s Reichstag and the London Eye. We have even found our way into the automotive industry.

Kuraray began to develop dental products in the 1970s. Today we are recognized as an innovator in the research and development of dental products that simplify everyday dental procedures while delivering first-class, lasting results.

Kuraray Noritake Dental – Closer to your needs

With a strong presence in over 90 countries, Kuraray Noritake Dental is closer to dental professionals and their needs than ever before. Products like CLEARFIL SE BOND, the resin cement PANAVIA V5 and the composite CLEARFIL Majesty ES-2 are now household names. Ground-breaking adhesives, composite cements and composites are continuously improving dental care for both practitioner and patient.

Thanks to our dense global network of depots, dentists across the world can have direct local access to a range of Kuraray Noritake Dental products and services supported by educational symposia, technical training, ‘how to’ videos and colour selection solutions. In addition, Kuraray Noritake Dental provides dentists with access to a rich and vast academic resource along with academic papers offering an in-depth insight into our latest technological advances.

Inventor of MDP: the core ingredient of modern bonding

Kuraray Noritake Dental is constantly creating ever-more sophisticated and innovative products. Back in 1981 we invented the 10-methacryloyloxydecyl dihydrogen phosphate – commonly known as MDP, the adhesive monomer which achieves a durable bonding with enamel, dentin, metal and metal oxides. To this day no other monomer has been able to improve on the performance of the original product which is a major component in CLEARFIL bondings and PANAVIA cements.

Shaping the future of aesthetics: KATANA

Kuraray Noritake Dental has an extensive range of multi-layered zirconia under the brand name KATANA Zirconia, a collection of high-performance zirconia discs for crowns, bridges, frameworks and even veneers. We use the highest grade zirconia resulting in consistently outstanding aesthetics and durability especially when combined with the best pre-processing techniques. In addition, the new Ultra Translucent Multi Layered series, in short; UTML, boasts a translucency similar to natural tooth enamel making it ideal for efficient aesthetic anterior teeth restorations. A wide range of veneering ceramics is available.

2017: Taking rapid bond technology to a new level

The latest innovation is CLEARFIL Universal Bond Quick (launched in February 2017) - a product that combines our original MDP monomer with a newly developed hydrophilic amide monomer. Following light curing, CLEARFIL  Universal Bond Quick delivers cross-link polymer network stability and moisture resistance for lasting results.

CLEARFIL Universal Bond Quick also simplifies standard bonding procedures. Waiting, extended rubbing and even multiple layers are no longer necessary. Instead you simply apply, dry and light-cure – there is nothing more to it. CLEARFIL Universal Bond Quick is suitable for all direct and indirect restorations, core build-ups and repairs.

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