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New 3M™ ESPE™ Pentamix™ Lite Automatic Mixing Unit is the Entry Model to Automatic Mixing

Affordability, control and convenience for impression taking

ST. PAUL, Minn., February 1, 2014 -- Automatic mixing units give dental professionals a shortcut to the perfect mix of impression material. Building off of the trusted Pentamix™ family name, the introduction of the 3M™ ESPE™ Pentamix™ Lite Automatic Mixing Unit provides dentists with an entry model to the world of automatic mixing. This affordable, portable mixer works with all 3M ESPE impression materials, and is built with convenience in mind.

From high-viscosity putty to medium-bodied materials, the Pentamix Lite automatic mixing unit consistently delivers a homogenous, reproducible mixing quality for void-free impressions. The Pentamix Lite automatic mixing unit works with all 3M ESPE impression materials, including Imprint™ 4 VPS Impression Material, the fastest setting impression material on the market, and Impregum™ Soft Polyether Impression Material, the gold-standard for impression materials.

The automatic mixing unit’s intuitive set-up is designed for maximum ease of use—just plug it in, push the start button, and start mixing. The unit’s light weight and its integrated handgrip make it easy to carry from operatory to operatory, and its compact design saves space when the device is in standby position. Additionally, the Pentamix Lite automatic mixing unit enables hygienic direct filling of trays and syringes without the risk of cross-contamination.

“The Pentamix Lite automatic mixing unit allows offices to start automatic mixing almost as soon as the device is out of the box,” said Mark Cotton, marketing manager, 3M ESPE. “A staff member simply needs to plug in the mixing unit, insert a foil bag of impression material into the universal cartridge, put the cartridge in the unit, attach a mixing tip and start filling the tray or syringe. The intuitive design makes it simple to put the unit right to work, and its portability means it can be easily moved to wherever it is needed in the office.”

With an affordable price, the Pentamix Lite automatic mixing unit gives dentists an economical tool to dispense exactly the amount of material needed to avoid wasting impression material, and to keep the workflow running efficiently for higher productivity.

Together, with 3M ESPE impression materials, the Pentamix Lite automatic mixing unit offers dentists precision and control with a fast, time-saving procedure.

3M ESPE will showcase the new mixing unit at the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting, February 20-22, in booths 3425 and 3625 at Chicago’s McCormick Place West.

For more information, call 1-800-634-2249 or visit

3M ESPE is a dental product manufacturer that markets more than 2,000 dental products and services. 3M ESPE dental products are designed to help dental professionals improve their patients' oral health care. 3M Health Care, one of 3M’s five Business Groups, provides world-class innovative products and services to help health care professionals improve the practice and delivery of patient care in medical, oral care, drug delivery and health information markets. For more information on the complete 3M ESPE line of dental products, visit the 3M ESPE website at or call the 3M ESPE Technical Hotline at 1-800-634-2249. Products are available for purchase through authorized 3M ESPE distributors.

3M, ESPE, Pentamix, Imprint and Impregum are trademarks of 3M or 3M Deutschland GmbH. Used under license in Canada. © 3M 2014. All rights reserved.

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