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red dot goes to the Express™XT Intra-oral Syringe!

23 May 2013

Seefeld, May 2013

In 2013, the Express™ XT Intra-oral Syringe received the red dot award for product design 2013. The intra-oral single-use syringe for VPS impression materials are designed for precise application of wash materials in the patient’s mouth. The procedure is simplified due to easy loading and dispensing and a slim, ergonomic shape for optimal intra-oral handling. Now, its excellent design has been honoured by an international expert jury consisting of 37 renowned professionals.

The fact that the practicability and ease of use of a product is determined to a great extent by its design is well-known. Therefore, the red dot design award – one of the world’s most famous design competitions – counts an increasing number of participants every year. This year, 1,865 companies, architects and designers from 54 different countries submitted applications for more than 4,662 products in 19 different categories – in 2009, the number of products was just 3.231. The selection criteria of the international expert jury included degree of innovation, functionality and the clarity of function, ergonomics, longevity, symbolic and emotional content, product periphery, self-explanatory quality and ecological compatibility of the products.

The Express XT Intra-oral Syringe combines positive features such as a high degree of innovation, functional and ergonomic design as well as ease of use in itself and allows for an optimized syringing process as well as efficient dispensing of wash material around the prepared tooth stump. Since it is a single-use product for direct application in the mouth, it allows for hygienic usage without the need for messy clean-up and disinfection.

The Express XT Intra-oral Syringe will receive the red dot quality seal on the first of July 2013 during the awards ceremony in the Aalto Theatre in Essen, Germany.

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