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Kettenbach to Introduce Silginat® Alginate Alternative to U.S. Market

Posted by dentalinsider on October 9, 2008

Huntington Beach, CA – October 6, 2008 – A new alginate alternative impression material from Kettenbach LP will be introduced to the U.S. dental market next week in Texas.

Kettenbach LP will launch Silginat®, a medium-bodied viscosity, polyvinyl siloxane impression material, during the 2008 American Dental Association Annual Session in San Antonio, TX.

Silginat® is designed for a variety of indications such as: anatomical models, opposing models, fabrication of temporary crown and bridges, fabricating simple removable prosthetic restorations, orthodontic appliances, splints and case study models, or for most purposes where an alginate could be used.

Silginat® was designed with a low-tear resistance to avoid dislodging restorations or orthodontic appliance inadvertently. The material also has a high dimensional stability so model impressions can be kept for weeks and poured multiple times. Silginat® is also highly thixotropic and flows properly under pressure.

Silginat® is available in two delivery systems – 362-mL foil bags for Kettenbach’s Plug & Press® automatic dispenser (5:1 ratio); and 38-mL cartridges (1:1 ratio) with an optimal volume for a single full-arch or two quadrant impressions. The total set time for Silginat®, when dispensed in cartridges, is 2 minutes, 30 seconds. When Silginat® is dispensed in foil bags, it has a total set time of 3 minutes.

The 2008 American Dental Association Annual Session will take place October 16-18, 2008 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX. Kettenbach LP will be located at Booth #1870.

About Kettenbach, LP

Kettenbach LP is located in Huntington Beach, CA, and is a subsidiary of Kettenbach GmbH & Co. KG located in Eschenburg, Germany. Founded in Germany by August Kettenbach in 1944, Kettenbach GmbH was created for the development and marketing of medical and dental products. Today, the company is one of the leading international producers of impression materials for dental use and is also known in other surgical areas of medicine.

For more information about Silginat® alginate alternative or Kettenbach LP, please call 877-KEBA-123 or visit



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3 Responses to “Kettenbach to Introduce Silginat® Alginate Alternative to U.S. Market”

  1. Does anyone know if Kettenbach is the “big” impression material manufacturer for other companies? I have heard that there are very few companies that make their own impression material and these companies get their material from a source in Germany.

  2. Dental Guy said

    Does anyone make their own products anymore? It seems like every large company makes private labels for some of their competitors.

  3. Hey, whatever’s best for the bottom line, right? You’ve got to hand it to them for their ability to leverage their supply chain.

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