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History Kulzer Technique

1934 - 1936

That polymethylmetacrylate can be mixed to a pliable dough. Kulzer was established in Frankfurt/Main.

1936 - 1939

The new methode was patented, and Paladon soon replaced the previous- ly preferred dental protheses.

1939 - 1950

Kulzer is taken over by Heraeus and Degussa.


The Division Technique came into being.

1953 - 1958

Market launch of Technovit. The quick-hardening cold-polymerizing resin for material testing purposes.

1958 - 1960

With Technovit 4030-a (today Technovit 6091) Kulzer conquers the veterinary medicine market.


A number of histological plastics are developed.

1987 - 1990

Kulzer becomes a 100% subsidiary of the Heraeus Group and is renamed Kulzer GmbH.

Early 1980s

Development of UV-gels for the cosmetic market.


Kulzer extends its product range with the introduction of nail gels and ceramic repair materials.


Market launch of the Colorit colour product.


We are Kulzer.

The history of the Division Technique of Kulzer
The history of Kulzer is first of all the history of a path-breaking invention.
Everything started with a revolutionary discovery of Gottfried Roth, a dental technician. He found out that polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) is soluble in its monomers and mixable into mouldable dough, which can be used perfectly for the creation of dentures.
This procedure was patented in 1936 by the freshly founded company Kulzer. Under the brand name Paladon, the hot-curing resin revolutionised the market.
Since 1939, Heraeus has held 50% of the shares of this company and since 1987 Kulzer has been a 100% subsidiary of the Heraeus group.
In 2013 the Japanese Mitsui Chemicals Group took over the Heraeus Holding dental division "Heraeus Kulzer", which includes the Division Technique.
Since July 2017 we do business again under the name Kulzer.
In the early fifties, the idea of spreading the competencies in resin technologies from the dental area into other markets was born.
This was the natal hour of the Division Technique and “Technovit”
In 1953, Kulzer launched the fast curing resin “Technovit” – an important basic material for materialographic testings.
During the last 50 years, the product range of Technovit resins has been extended continuously. Other products for new markets or areas have been added to form interesting synergies and to complete the product portfolio perfectly. Even in other fields such as histology or veterinary medicine, Kulzer resins are well established by now.
In this way, during our more than 60 years old history, a product range originated, that meets highest quality demands, offers a huge diversity and opens possibilities for your individual applicability.
Even today, the idea of diversification, to serve new markets and areas of application, is the driving force of the Division Technique.
Attend us on our most important stages and follow our way from yesterday to tomorrow...