Keystone, Henkel announce new partnership

September 18, 2020

The 2 companies will partner on additive manufacturing solutions for the dental industry.

Keystone Industries has partnered with Henkel to collaborate on additive manufacturing solutions for the dental industry, the company announced in a press release. The collaboration will combine Keystone’s polymer resin and dental products experience with Henkel’s material science capabilities, aiming to scale the KeyPrint® line of precision 3D resins to the next level.

Keystone is a manufacturer of dental products in the digital, laboratory, operatory, and preventative spaces. The company offers an innovative line of customized 3D printing solutions under the KeyPrint brand.

“We are excited to partner with a global industry leader and its professional team,” said Ira Rosenau, president at Keystone. “Henkel’s expertise and global presence will allow us to further bring our innovative 3D printing solutions to all corners of the dental market worldwide. The collaboration is a mutual fit for both companies presenting opportunities for further growth.”

“We are very pleased to find such a natural partner as Keystone”, added Ken Kisner, head of innovation for 3D Printing at Henkel. “The combination of their longstanding know-how in the dental space with our 143 years of material science expertise and market access will unlock new opportunities to develop and commercialize high-performance solutions for the dental markets. Our rapid innovation capabilities fit very well with this dynamic market, and Keystone’s long history of polymer and ISO-compliant medical device manufacturing adds tremendous value to us.”

Previously, Keystone was working with Molecule Corp. for many years, until it was acquired by Henkel in 2019. Additionally, both companies have established longstanding business relationships with leading OEM printer manufacturers such as Carbon, Asiga, Origin, EnvisionTEC, and Rapid Shape. As part of this extended collaboration, Keystone’s dental and manufacturing experience, combined with Henkel’s scientific expertise, will further drive the reach of the KeyPrint line through increased validations and partnerships with 3D printer companies, according to the press release.

To discover the opportunities this collaboration opens for both companies, and what the future holds for the KeyPrint brand, join a live discussion webinar with Keystone Industries President of Dental, Ira Rosenau, and Henkel Head of Innovation, Ken Kisner. To register for this webinar, click here. For more information about this partnership, visit dental.keystoneindustries.com.