Mitsui Chemicals Purchases Share of DENTCA, Inc.

  Mitsui Chemicals Purchases Share of DENTCA, Inc.

   - Strengthening of Dental Material Business through Advanced Technology
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Business Wire

TOKYO -- June 20, 2013

Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (TOKYO:4183), to further expand its dental material
business, acquired 50.01% of issued and outstanding shares of DENTCA, Inc.
("DENTCA") on June 20, 2013. DENTCA, with its head office in the United
States, develops, manufactures, and distributes dentures using new cutting
edge computer-aided design (CAD), computer aided manufacturing (CAM)
technology, and proprietary 3-Dimensional modeling and printing technology.

DENTCA's 3-Dimensional Denture (Photo: Business Wire)

DENTCA's 3-Dimensional Denture (Photo: Business Wire)

"Mitsui Chemicals, in line with one of its strategies in the FY2011 Mid-term
Business Plan, has expanded its portfolio in businesses resilient to changing
economic conditions such as healthcare," stated Minoru Koshibe, Mitsui
Chemicals Executive Vice President. "As part of this strategy, Mitsui
Chemicals targets active expansion including M&As, such as this April's
acquisition of the dental materials business of German Heraeus Holdings GmbH,
which has a global manufacturing and sales network."

The dentures market is expected to continue to grow leveraged by the increase
in aging of world-wide populations and rising incomes in emerging countries.

"We are pleased to become a partner of a well respected company like Mitsui
Chemicals," says Tae Hyung Kim, DENTCA President. "DENTCA and Mitsui Chemicals
share a common philosophy that is, improving human life with innovative

Mitsui Chemicals targets expansion of its global denture business through
DENTCA's cutting-edge denture design technology using CAD/CAM and its own
advanced material development and processing technology to develop
high-performance dentures that meet global needs. In addition, both parties
will benefit from the synergistic effect brought by the abundant selection of
dental-related materials of Heraeus Dental.

About Mitsui Chemicals

Mitsui Chemicals (TOKYO:4183)(ISIN:JP3888300005) contributes broadly to
society by providing high-quality products and services to customers through
innovations and creation of materials and products while keeping in harmony
with the global environment. Mitsui Chemicals' business portfolio includes
petrochemicals, basic chemicals, polyurethanes, functional polymeric
materials, functional chemicals, and films & sheets.

The Mitsui Chemicals Group traces its origins back to 1912. The Group now has
over 100 companies and around 13,000 employees in over 10 countries worldwide.
In the fiscal year ending March 2013, the Group posted consolidated sales of
US$ 14,952 million.
More information can be found at


DENTCA, Inc. (Los Angeles, CA), the pioneer of CAD/CAM Denture Technology,
produces high-quality dentures in just two visits through CAD/CAM, proprietary
3D modeling and printing technology. By introducing game-changing technology
to dentistry, DENTCA received the Pride Institute's Best-of-Class Technology
Award in 2012 -- the first denture company in history to receive this coveted

DENTCA's patented tray system is designed to save significant time by enabling
doctors to capture the impression, VD and CR in the same patient visit in less
than one hour of chair time. With extensive patent protection, client
relations, and dedication to R&D, DENTCA is committed to advancing modern
dentistry with this state-of-the-art, revolutionary technology for years to
More information can be found at

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Mitsui Chemicals
Yuri Matsunaga, +81-3-6253-2100
Corporate Communications Division
DENTCA (Los Angeles, U.S.)
Younger Hong, +1-323-232-7505
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