3M™ ESPE™ Intra-oral Syringe and 3M™
ESPE™ Retraction Capsule are recognized
ST. PAUL‚ Minn. – (May 16‚ 2013) – 3M
ESPE has again received honors at the prestigious Red Dot Design
Awards, with recognition in 2013 for the 3M™ ESPE™
Intra-oral Syringe and the 3M™ ESPE™ Retraction Capsule.
The Red Dot Design Awards are considered one of the world's most
distinguished design competitions, and this year more than 4,662
products were entered for consideration.
In the competition, international design experts rated nominees
based on criteria including degree of innovation, functionality,
self-explanatory quality and ecological soundness. 3M ESPE's winning
products exemplify the company's technical strength and commitment to
solving problems for customers through innovative design:
- The single-use intra-oral syringes for VPS
and polyether impression materials are designed for precise
application of wash materials in the patient's mouth. The syringes
were recognized for a high degree of innovation, functional and
ergonomic design, ease of use and longevity.
- The retraction capsule is an ergonomic
dispenser for astringent retraction paste that allows for effective
mechanical retraction of the gingiva prior to impression-taking or
direct restorative procedures. The retraction capsule is compatible
with common composite dispensers, and enables easy application
directly into the sulcus due to its very fine tip.
Both products will receive the Red Dot Quality Seal during the
awards ceremony in Essen, Germany on July 1.
"3M ESPE has a long history of design innovations that improve
the delivery of products," said Mark Farmer, president, 3M ESPE. "We
are honored to be recognized once again for creating highly functional
solutions that make dentistry easier for our customers and their
3M ESPE has previously received Red Dot honors for its
Scotchbond™ Universal Adhesive, Elipar™ S10 LED Curing
Light and Pentamix™ 3 Automatic Mixing Unit.
For more information about the intra-oral syringe, visit 3MESPE.com/Syringe.
For more information about the retraction capsule, visit 3MESPE.com/Retraction.
About 3M ESPE
3M ESPE is a dental product
manufacturer that markets more than 2‚000 dental products and
services. 3M ESPE dental products are designed to help dental
professionals improve their patients’ oral health care. The 3M
Digital Oral Care Department‚ part of the 3M ESPE Division‚
aims to accelerate and strengthen 3M’s efforts to lead the
digital transformation that is occurring in oral care. 3M Health
Care‚ one of 3M’s six major business segments‚
provides world-class innovative products and services to help health
care professionals improve the practice and delivery of patient care in
medical‚ oral care‚ drug delivery and health information
markets. For more information on the complete 3M ESPE line of dental
products‚ visit the 3M ESPE website at http://www.3MESPE.com
or call the 3M ESPE Technical Hotline at 1-800-634-2249. Products are
available for purchase through authorized 3M ESPE distributors.
3M‚ ESPE, Scotchbond, Elipar, and
Pentamix are trademarks of 3M or 3M Deutschland GmbH. Used under
license in Canada. © 3M 2013. All rights reserved.
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About the Red Dot Award
With more than 12,000
submissions from more than 60 countries, the international "red dot
design award" is the largest and most renowned design competition in
the world. It is divided into the "red dot award: product design," the
"red dot award: communication design" and the "red dot award: design
concept." The award-winning products are put before an international
public in the red dot design museum. For more information, visit www.red-dot.org