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Victrex Peek gives dental instrument a sure grip

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Dentists know the last thing a jittery patient wants is for one of their instruments to wreak havoc on their gums. That's why it's important for dentists to keep tight grip on their tools....

Dentists know the last thing a jittery patient wants is for one of their instruments to wreak havoc on their gums. That’s why it’s important for dentists to keep tight grip on their tools.

Now dentists in Germany have another option to “white-knuckling.”

When KaVo Dental of Biberach, Germany was developing its Diagnodent pen, the company chose Victrex Peek, a high-performance thermoplastic for the grip sleeve because of its mechanical properties and ability to withstand multiple sterilization cycles.

Victrex Peek is made to maintain high mechanical strength, resist cracking under stress and hydrolytic stability in the presence of stream, hot water, solvents and chemicals.

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Components made with Victrex Peek can be sterilized by dry heat, pressurized steam or ethylene oxide methods.

Victrex USA Inc.; www.victrex.com; 800-843-8739

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