Red Dot Design Awards hail 3M ESPE products for their innovation and groundbreaking design

June 4, 2013

The long-running and prestigious Red Dot Design Awards honored 3M ESPE’s 3M™ ESPE™ Intra-oral Syringe and the 3M™ ESPE™ Retraction Capsule, recognizing in both products the company’s dedication and commitment to solving problems through groundbreaking design.

The long-running and prestigious Red Dot Design Awards honored 3M ESPE’s3M™ ESPE™ Intra-oral Syringe and the 3M™ ESPE™ Retraction Capsule, recognizing in both products the company’s dedication and commitment to solving problems through groundbreaking design.

Using criteria such as degree of innovation, functionality, ecological soundness and more, a panel of design experts praised the intra-oral syringes’ functional and ergonomic design, extraordinary innovation, longevity, and ease of use.  Similarly, the retraction capsule was noted for its functionality and effectiveness, widespread compatibility, user-friendliness, and ergonomic dispenser.

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“3M ESPE has a long history of design innovations that improve the delivery of products,” said Mark Farmer, president of 3M ESPE. “We are honored to be recognized once again for creating highly functional solutions that make dentistry easier for our customers and their patients.”

The 2013 Red Dot Awards maintain a streak the company began more than five years ago.  In a study conducted by the Dental Industry Review, 3M ESPE was recognized for 63 innovations in 2012 alone ,far outranking seven other companies the report acknowledged as top innovators since 2007. In fact, between 2007 and 2012, the second most innovative company in the examination was cited with 213 innovations, while 3M ESPE was recognized for 375. 3M ESPE has received additional Red Dot honors in the past for its Elipar™ S10 Curing Light, Pentamix™ 3 Automatic Mixing Unit, and widely used and hugely popular Scotchbond™ Universal Adhesive.

Each product will receive a Red Dot Quality seal at an awards ceremony in Essen, Germany on the 1st of July.

For more information about 3M ESPE or the products mentioned, head to the company’s website at www.3MESPE.com.  To find out more about the Red Dot Awards, go to www.red-dot.org.