Solmetex receives three new patents for amalgam separator system

May 26, 2020

Solmetex, LLC., has received additional patents for its NXT Amalgam Separator System, including one utility pattern on the system and two design patents for its dental amalgam separation collection containers.

Solmetex, LLC., has received additional patents for its NXT Amalgam Separator System, including one utility pattern on the system and two design patents for its dental amalgam separation collection containers, the company announced last week.

The utility patent is for a dental amalgam separation system that removes particles from effluent waste, particularly amalgam and other metallic particles, as well as other abrasive solids from dental office effluent. The design patents are for dental amalgam separation collection containers utilized in conjunction with the Solmetex Amalgam Separator System.

“Solmetex, has been recognized as the leading technology in Amalgam Separation for over 25 years, with our system installed in over 70,000 dental offices worldwide,” said Kevin Danahy, president of Solmetex. “These patents are further recognition of our unique cutting-edge technology, ability to continuously evolve our product offering, focus on the environment, and commitment to our dental partners and the communities they serve.”

These patents come in advance of the Environmental Protection Agency Dental Amalgam Rule, which states that as of July 14, 2020, dental practices are required to install either a ISO 11143:2008 certified amalgam separator or a certified ANSI/ADA Standard No.108 amalgam separator, both at a separation rate of 95 percent, such as the NXT Hg5 Amalgam Separator System. For more information, visit solmetex.com.