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1. Describing information that is or may be relevant for a firm's operations. For example, if a VCR company is experiencing a dearth of demand because most of its potential customers are buying DVD players, this is material information that will likely need to be disclosed to shareholders. See also: Immaterial.

2. Raw substances that a company uses to make its product. For example, an oil refinery's material is crude oil, which it makes into refined oil.


Of sufficient importance or relevance as to have possible significant influence on an outcome. For example, the possibility that a firm might lose its right to operate a number of television stations because competitors have filed with the Federal Communications Commission for those licenses would be a material fact in preparing the firm's financial statements. Compare immaterial.
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Kaya Dental is a new dental supplier, providing professionals with the highest quality dental impression materials from top manufacturers, including:
Elastomeric impression materials have shortcomings such as short working time, the need for a large quantity of material to record extensive defects, and relatively high cost [13].
The soft impression material is molded by the pre-operative impression so as to be shaped into a tooth that has the same shape as the original tooth of the pre-operative impression.
Polyvinylsiloxanes (PVS), used as dental impression materials, were formulated with the variation of loading combination of six types of fillers including nano-sized fumed silica.
Safco not only expanded their popular brands such as Dentasoft[TM] toothbrushes, Excel[TM] impression materials, Nice Bite[TM] bite registration materials, and Supergrade[TM] earloop masks, but the company also added new product lines such as True[TM] alginate substitute and Tru-Verify[TM] biological monitors.
1) Two basic impression materials, polyether or vinyl-polysiloxane (VPS), both similarly accurate, (4-6) are used in the triple tray technique.
Mydent International is dedicated to fully maintaining its brand promise: "To provide the healthcare professional with the highest quality infection control products, disposables, preventatives and impression materials at affordable prices, supported by superior service and 100% Customer Satisfaction.
Composition and chemistry of conventional alginate impression materials
The Company believes that it is the world's leading manufacturer and distributor of dental prosthetics, precious metal dental alloys, dental ceramics, endodontic instruments and materials, prophylaxis paste, dental sealants, ultrasonic scalers, and crown and bridge materials; the leading United States manufacturer and distributor of dental handpieces, dental x-ray film holders, film mounts and bone substitute/grafting materials; and a leading worldwide manufacturer or distributor of dental implants, impression materials, orthodontic appliances, dental cutting instruments, infection control products, and dental injectable anesthetics.
According to the company, accurate dispensing of impression materials is possible with the touch of a button, and comfortable handling characteristics fit the technique of all users.
2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The dental materials market also commonly referred to as 'dental consumables' is comprised of a variety of segments including dental cements, impression materials, direct restorative materials (specifically filling materials), bonding agents, core build-up materials and dental anesthesia.