The Merger
of Two Japanese

In April 2012, Kuraray Medical Inc. and Noritake Dental Supply co., Ltd. joined forces to become Kuraray Noritake Dental Inc. With the merger of these two multinational companies, Kuraray Noritake Dental aims to create synergies in the areas of development, production, and sales, thus strengthening its presence in the Japanese and global markets.

Exceptional Know-how, High-end Dental Products

The company now benefits from an exceptional know-how in organic and inorganic chemistry. With its combined expertise, Kuraray Noritake Dental is now moving forward to develop further high-end dental products – from ceramics to composites and even bio-materials.

Since Kuraray Medical’s introduction of the first adhesive in dentistry, CLEARFIL LINER BOND F in 1978, dentistry has been pushed constantly forward. With Super Porcelain EX-3, launched by Noritake Dental in 1987, a new veneering ceramic category was created. Over the years, products such as the gold standards CLEARFIL SE BOND and PANAVIA proved to be quality references in science.

After years of independent pioneering, Kuraray Noritake Dental Inc. is now very excited to bring you more revolutionary products and services. By combining our technologies we are now able to create biomaterials like TEETHMATE DESENSITIZER and the first multicolored zirconia in the world, KATANA Zirconia ML. We wish to inspire you with most minimally invasive and bio-additive solutions now and in the future. So your patients enjoy their own teeth for a lifetime. At Kuraray Noritake Dental, a patient's smile means more than anything else.


Technological strength


Kuraray was established in Kurashiki, Japan, in 1926, and was originally involved in the industrial production of synthetic fibers out of viscose. The company carried out intensive research and development work, creating a broad base of experience and technologies in the sectors of polymer chemistry, chemical synthesis, and chemical engineering. Thanks to its technological strength and comprehensive experience, Kuraray has been able to develop highly innovative products for many more selected fields of business. Today, Kuraray develops and produces a broad range of high-quality and innovative products. The product line ranges from synthetic plastics to fine chemicals, non-woven textiles and synthetic leather to laser discs and dental supplies.


Since it was founded in 1904 with the aim of manufacturing western-style dinnerware, Noritake has ventured into new businesses with a focus on ceramics technologies. The
company’s four business groups provide a wide variety of products and technologies, ranging from dinnerware to a variety of products for core and high-tech industries such as automotive, steel, energy (including solar cells), electronics and more.

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