Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Pentamix 3 Earns Prestigious Red Dot Award
(ST. PAUL, Minn.) – January 7, 2010 – The Pentamix™ 3 Automatic Mixing Unit from 3M ESPE is the recipient of the 2009 Red Dot Award in the “product design” category. An expert panel of international judges reviewed the functionality, degree of innovation, ergonomics, longevity, and ecological compatibility of 3,231 products from more than 1,400 companies in 49 countries.
The Red Dot Award is the largest and most renowned design competition in the world. The coveted international prize, awarded by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen Institution in Essen, Germany, has honored outstanding design quality and trendsetters since 1955. The Red Dot Award is given in three different categories: product design, communication design, and design concept.
“Not only does the Red Dot Award prove the design excellence of the product, but the extremely high ratings we’ve been continually receiving from our users on superior functionality also demonstrates the impact the product has made on the industry,” said Sean Regan, marketing manager, 3M ESPE. “Out of a recent, worldwide survey completed by 168 clinicians who use the device, 83 percent felt it helped them save time during the impression-making procedure, and 98 percent said they would definitely recommend the unit to their colleagues.”
The high-tech design and easy-to-use features of the Pentamix 3 unit ensure void-free automatic mixing, accurate dispensing of the materials at the touch of a button, and comfortable handling for users. With a compact, streamlined design, the unit takes up less counter space in the practice and can be wall mounted. Featuring faster speeds and a smaller footprint than any other automatic mixing and dispensing system in the industry, the unit mixes impression materials for virtually every indication and technique.
Also in 2009, the Pentamix 3 unit was awarded the “The Dental Advisor 2009 Assistant’s Choice Award” by participating dental assistants. Various comments from assistants included, “the unit dispenses putty with ease,” and “it is solid and well-constructed.”
For more information about the Pentamix 3 unit, and other products from the worldwide leader in impression solutions, visit www.3MESPE.com/greatimpressions.