Pentamix 3 Automatic Mixing Unit earns Red Dot Award

Jan. 8, 2010
Unit's design tops more than 3,000 competing products.

ST. PAUL, Minnesota--The Pentamix™ 3 Automatic Mixing Unit from 3M ESPE is the recipient of the 2009 Red Dot Award in the product design category.

A 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 one of the most renowned design competitions in the world. The 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 help 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 does not take up much counter space in the practice and can be wall-mounted. Featuring faster speeds and a smaller footprint than other automatic mixing and dispensing systems, the unit mixes impression materials for virtually every indication and technique.

For more information about the Pentamix 3 unit and other products from the company, visit 3M ESPE.

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