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Heraeus Kulzer launches new alginate substitute xantasil

10th October 2013

Heraeus Kulzer has announced the launch of xantasil, a medium-viscosity addition-curing silicone for use as an alginate substitute.

This state-of-the-art alternative to traditional alginates has been introduced in the US for use in taking impressions for temporaries, orthodontic models, splints and opposing jaw models, and has been specifically designed for these requirements.

As such, it can provide impressive long-term dimensional and storage stability and easy handling, as well as overcoming the traditional shortcomings of alginate impressions, such as  their low dimensional stability, tear resistance and need to be cast as quickly as possible.

By contrast, xantasil can support multiple pourings and also offers a number of benefits compared to high-end silicones.

Lesley Melvin, senior product manager for Heraeus Kulzer, said: "Xantasil offers practices long-term dimensional stability, which facilitates either immediate or later pouring with exceptional accuracy."

This comes after the firm also launched its Flexitime Monophase ProScan impression material earlier this month.ADNFCR-8000103-ID-801648225-ADNFCR

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