MONROVIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Unitek today announced its game-changing APC™ Flash-Free
Adhesive Coated Appliance System, which will be on display May 4 through
May 7 during the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) Annual 113th
Session in the 3M Unitek booth #625. The new advanced technology
eliminates the flash removal step in bonding, reducing variability and
saving time for orthodontists and patients.
APC Flash-Free Adhesive reduces bonding time by up to 40 percent per
bracket1 by eliminating the flash removal and clean-up step,
allowing orthodontists to move directly from bracket placement to
bracket cure. The adhesive demonstrates excellent tack and workability
before light-cure and delivers extremely reliable bond strength, with a
bond failure rate of less than two percent2. Accidental
bracket movement after positioning is reduced since no flash clean-up is
“The new APC Flash-Free Adhesive Coated Appliance System is a
groundbreaking technology that improves the patient bonding experience
by minimizing time in chair and drives office efficiency and
productivity,” said Armineh Khachatoorian, global product manager, 3M
Unitek. “It’s a terrific addition to our APC brand family of adhesive
Commitment to Innovation
The design of the APC Flash-Free
Adhesive bonding components draw from deep 3M experience across several
technology platforms, from vapor processing, nonwoven materials and
nanotechnology to the company’s unparalleled world leadership in
adhesives. Introduction of the product on the industry leading Clarity™
ADVANCED Ceramic Brackets delivers on a longstanding commitment to
innovation in orthodontic bonding from 3M Unitek, particularly with
regard to improved control over treatment outcomes and increased patient
comfort and satisfaction.
For more information on APC Flash-Free Adhesive, contact your sales
representative or visit www.3MUnitek.com/flashfree.
About 3M Health Care
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medical, oral care, drug delivery, food safety and health information
markets. We have an unparalleled ability to connect people, insights,
science and technology to think beyond today, solve problems, and make
better health possible. Our culture of collaboration empowers us to
discover and deliver practical, proven solutions that enable our
customers to protect and improve the health of people around the
world. Learn more at 3M
3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms
them into thousands of ingenious products. Our culture of creative
collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies
that make life better. 3M is the innovation company that never stops
inventing. With $30 billion in sales, 3M employs 88,000 people worldwide
and has operations in more than 70 countries.
3M, APC and Clarity are trademarks of 3M.
1 3M Unitek Data, REF S10659, S10489, March 2013
2 3M Unitek Customer Evaluation Reports, 42 Doctors, N.
America/Australia/Europe, 1997 brackets bonded, 2012-13