For over 65 years, we have been developing silicones and light-curing resins for dental and other medical applications. As a medium-sized company in the dental industry, we rely on a high degree of specialisation, well above-average development expenditures and on our employees. The polymer chemistry of materials is our universe. Our enthusiasm and innovative strength is ingrained in every one of the products that you will become familiar with in the following pages. They are always made from materials that are among the best the market has to offer. Appreciation, integrity and intercultural expertise form the basis of our business relationships.
In August 1953, Karl Huber junior registered the company DETAX-Dental Karl Huber in Theodor‑Rehbok-Strasse 5 in Karlsruhe. The function of the company was to manufacture and sell dental preparations. Karl Huber junior was an energetic business owner who had already gathered plenty of experience in the dental market working in his father’s company Favodent. His uncle Emil Huber ran the renowned Emil Huber Dental Depot (now Pluradent) in Karlsruhe. Karl Huber junior also founded the company COLTENE in Altstätten (Switzerland) in the following years.
Karl Huber junior refocused on providing an aerosol filling service. His main client was the traditional company Wolff & Sohn, whose world-famous brand Kaloderma is still a familiar name today. The company also produced large volumes of lighter gas refill ampules for famous brands such as Rowenta, Aral, and Esso.
The increasing use of disposable lighters meant that the demand for aerosols fell dramatically. Karl Huber junior had new business projects in the real estate sector on the Spanish coast and sold the company to the pharmacist Paul Regneri from Emmerich. Paul Regneri was originally an entrepreneur in the pharmaceuticals industry and considered the purchase to be a new challenge.
In Theodor-Rehbock-Strasse, the adjacent piece of land was purchased from Max Maier Metallbau. The polymer injection molding factory then moved into the building located on the new site. This allowed the dental production facilities to expand into the space that became available.
The dental division moved into Roonstrasse 23a in Karlsruhe.
The company Dexter Produits Dentaires Sarl was taken over by Laboratoiries Boehringer Ingelheim, France. DEXTER was established as a distribution company for dental products in France. In the same year, the company moved from Reims to Paris.
In January 1980 the company Molloplast KG Kösnter & Co., Oberursel, was taken over and moved to Karlsruhe. Molloplast had developed products for plasticizing reline materials.
After the death of Paul Regneri in December 1986, DETAX Karl Huber KG was converted to a GmbH & Co KG and his son Peter Regneri took over the management of the company.
Introduction of consumables for the otoplastics sector.
Completion of a new building in Ettlingen, Carl-Zeiss-Strasse 4. In the summer, the company moved from Theodor-Rehbock-Strasse and Roonstrasse to Ettlingen.
Sale of the company DEXTER Sarl, France, to the company Dental Emco, France.
Construction of production facilities for light curing polymers.
The company name was change to DETAX GmbH & Co KG.
In April 2011 Ursula Juretzki-Mangold, Ralf König, and Herbert Schmidt were appointed as additional managing directors.
New production facilities in the dental and otoplastics sector “Light-curing polymers for open 3D printers”
The product highlights on the Detax stand at the IDS were without a doubt the biocompatible FREEPRINT® 3D materials. The new generation of printable dental polymers was specifically developed to satisfy the stringent requirements placed on dental models and restorations.
Under the motto "Material 4.0", we presented seven new high-performance composites and concentrated know-how on 3D printing and medical products at the IDS 2017.
Our company complex expanded with our new modern warehouse. It can offer the ideal storage temperature by using a low energy air conditioning system. DETAX installed solar panelling on the roof of the building which provides 35% of our total electricity needed. An electric filling station is available for electric cars.
Innovative DLP resins: CERTIFIED, VALIDATED, RELIABLE. At the EUHA 2019 we presented 30 printable high-performance resins for the earmould laboratory.
YES! We did it! DETAX has successfully passed the first MDR audit in 2020 and is one of the first companies of its sector with MDR certification.
Development opportunities far removed from multicorporate structures – Lateral thinkers welcome
Advanced, innovative materials are the driving force in the development of new dental products.
Welcome at DETAX online – Your specialists for medical material.
For more than 65 years, we have been developing silicones and light-curing resins for dental and other medical applications. The polymer chemistry of materials is our universe.
DETAX GmbH & Co. KG
Phone +49 7243 / 510-0
Fax +49 7243 / 510-100
Detax. As a brand, this name stands for high-quality medical devices. Since 1954, we have been developing silicones and light-curing resins for dental and other medical applications. The polymer chemistry of materials is our universe. Our enthusiasm and innovative strength is ingrained in every one of the products that you will become familiar on this Website.
We develop hydrophilic impression making silicones for every indication (corrective and double mix technology, kneadable working impression making for functioning rim design, sandwich technology, monophase impression making). Precision impression making materials of lightly flowing consistency with ideal flow characteristics, maximum wetting power, and elastic resilience. Regular set, fast set or super fast set with thermoactive setting characteristics and a defined snap set, kneadable putty, color violet with wildberry flavor. Ear impression making silicones in 50 ml double cartridges specially for IO/CIC changes with lightly flowing starting consistency, even for narrow auditory canals or patients with chronic pain. Ear impression making silicones for children and young people (paediatrics), pressure-less impression, no ingress of soft tissue. Ear impression making material for hearing-protection adjustments, low squeezing pressure, stable, does not run out of the ear, short time in the ear, skin friendly, non adhesive. Highly elastic resilience, easy to remove, 35 Shore A monophase impression making silicone in medium tray consistency. Harmonized consistencies of tray and corrective material. Transfer silicones, quick-setting and clearly transparent A-silicone base bite registration material, medium flow, thixotropic, to be applied directly on the row of teeth, no flowing away into interdental chambers, X-ray transparent matrix material, crystal clear, final hardness 80 Shore A, for light hardening of composites. Scannable VPS bite registration material for the powder-free 3D data acquisition for all CAD/CAM/CIM processes (stripe light projection, laser triangulation and CEREC), 32 Shore D, short time spent in the mouth. Permanently plasticizing relining silicones, direct relining in the dental practice chairside or for processing in the dental laboratory. Broad indication spectrum (obturators and mouth guards) with plaque inhibitors, clinically tested and scientifically documented. Secure bond to prosthetic acrylate. Additional crosslinking duplicating silicones and laboratory plasticines 85 Shore A for precasts, control bites, fixing of artificial teeth, models for prosthetic repairs. Permanently elastic otoplastic silicone, buoyant, direct fitting of water plugs and ear canal plastics, for the indirect manufacture of soft HdO and protective plastics, for PNP, 3D cast technology, permanently keeps its color. Even with extended processing time for series manufacture in the obtoplastics laboratory. Air-drying silicone paint for water plug plastics antibacterial with silver particles. Bis-acrylic composite 10.1 for temporary crowns, bridges and long-term temporaries with elastic phase and maximum and flexural and abrasion resistances, low polymerization temperature, translucent colors: A1, A2, A3, A3,5. Composite-based fissure sealant with wet bonding technology. Protective lacquer for exposed root dentine with high degree of cross-linking based on multifunctional (meth)acrylate has a desensitizing effect, forms a barrier against erosion, thereby reducing cervical sensitivity. Transparent fluoride varnish with amino-fluoride, mouth wash. Flexible gum masks for dental master and saw models, dimensionally stable, for a naturally aesthetic gingival look in tubes or cartridges. Dental cements for definitive and semi-permanent implantation, fasteners, long-term temporary fixing cements, plastic-based radio-opaque, cementation of supra-constructions, dual hardener system. Ready-to-use modeling resin, as a gel or paste, MMA-free, combustible without resins, no polymerization shrinkage. Gum epithesis material, hot curing. Kneable UV plastics for manufacturing biocompatible splints & templates. Plastics for 3D print systems: dentistry models, casting objects, IIa-class clear transparent resins for biocompatible implant templates and splints, KFO (DIN) base parts, long-term temporary K&B composite and supplies in total prosthodontics
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