Belgium: Medical Devices Solvay Launches Range of Metal-Free Medical Devices

Editor: Alexander Stark

Building on its portfolio of high-performance polymers, Solvay now offers a new dental care business line which ranges from meta-free denture frames to digital workflow solutions.

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Solvay's new high-performance material allows for metal-free removable partial denture frames.
Solvay's new high-performance material allows for metal-free removable partial denture frames.
(Source: Solvay)

Brussels/Belgium — Removable partial denture (RPD) frames replace missing teeth and are typically made of metal. The new high-performance material allows for metal-free, biocompatible, more comfortable, natural-looking RPD frames which are over 60 % lighter than a metal frame, the manufacturer claims.

Solvay uses its new Ultaire AKP (aryl ketone polymer) material to produce its Dentivera milling disc. From this device, trained and qualified dental lab technicians use software tailored to this material to design and mill the RPD frame.

"Solvay proudly starts off in dental care devices with a unique full-circle offering that increases the comfort of patients and efficiency for dentists and lab technicians," said Shawn Shorrock, Global Director Solvay Dental 360.

The Dentivera milling disc is approved by the EU and U.S. health regulators. The product will be launched at the 2017 International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne, Germany.

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