American Orthodontics Introduces Moisture Tolerant Thermoplastic Material

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February, 10, 2020

Sheboygan, Wisconsin – American Orthodontics is pleased to announce Atmos thermoforming plastic material. This new product has been tested and engineered for best-in-class formability, clarity, moisture tolerance, and extended inventory shelf life.

“Atmos has an open-bag shelf life or storage time of more than 3 days in a climate-controlled storage area,” says AO Product Manager Kathryn Dinolfo. “That could equate to weeks in office or lab conditions, compared to the typical recommendation of using similar products within 15 minutes of exposure to the atmosphere.”

Atmos Thermoforming plastic sheets could remain in open air for 10 to 14 days without bubbling during formation and also offer excellent stain and wear resistance. Not only will the moisture tolerance of Atmos create less waste in the lab but a Visual Inventory Management color coding system will allow orthodontists to easily identify the size of the plastic for intended usage and manage overall inventory visually.

Atmos Thermoforming Plastic is available in .030”, .035, and .040” to accommodate most clinical needs. Atmos can be formed on equipment that requires 125mm circles, 120mm circles, or 5 inch squares. Atmos offers packaging options to accommodate small labs to large offices.

Atmos is available in the United States to purchase as of February 10, 2020 with a projected international launch date in Q2. Please contact your AO Representative for more details.

ABOUT AMERICAN ORTHODONTICS: American Orthodontics is the largest privately held orthodontic manufacturer in the world, proudly based in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Since 1968, American Orthodontics has been manufacturing quality orthodontic products and peripherals for customers in more than 110 countries. More than 98% of American Orthodontics’ products are manufactured at its Sheboygan headquarters using highly automated production equipment and a skilled, dedicated workforce. With 14 wholly owned subsidiaries, a direct sales force in North America, and a global team of exclusive distributors, American Orthodontics is a true orthodontic industry leader, committed to providing customers quality products, personalized service and dependable delivery.

For more information, Michael Terrill, VP of Marketing at mterrill@americanortho.com

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