DuPont has signed an agreement with GC Corp (a manufacturer of dental materials and equipment in Tokyo, Japan) to provide next-generation dental monomer technology that reduces the shrinkage of dental composites. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

“GC Corporation offers outstanding performance in dental composites that have superior function, quality, and aesthetics,” said Shoji Akahane, GC Corp’s director of research and development. "We believe that the combination of the DuPont monomer technology with our company’s dental composite expertise has resulted in the development of a superior and innovative dental composite resin for the global market."

The DuPont technology optimizes dental composites, which feature higher flex strength and fracture toughness, as well as better handling and reduced shrinkage. DuPont will license the technology and the branding of the product.

[DuPont, August 21, 2007]