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Mitsui Invests In Denture Business

by Jean-François Tremblay
July 1, 2013 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 91, ISSUE 26

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A computer-generated image of a denture made with Dentca’s software.
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A computer-generated image of a denture made with Dentca’s software.

Mitsui Chemicals has bought a 50.01% stake in Dentca, a Los Angeles-based manufacturer and distributor of dentures, for an undisclosed sum. By using computer-aided design and manufacturing software and 3-D printing technologies, Dentca is able to deliver dentures to patients after just two visits, the firm claims. In April, Mitsui acquired the dental materials business of Germany’s Heraeus. The Japanese firm says the deals increase its presence in businesses with low cyclicality.

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