Taglus is a global industry leader in the manufacture of the innovative clear Aligner and retainer thermoplastic sheets that are made using cutting edge technology and equipment to meet the most demanding aesthetic standards. It is a vertical arm of Laxmi Dental Export Pvt. Ltd, a company that was established more than 29 years ago in Mumbai, India. Since it’s inceptions it has flourished into a well renowned dental laboratory with an employee strength of more than 1,800 that caters to the dental industry world over.
It has an in-house multidisciplinary team of Biomedical Engineers, University Professors, Dental Technicians and experienced Research and Development department. Routine tests are carried out to analyze the material with the most advanced instrumentation. Apart from this, clinical evaluations and Quality Control checks are done so that we are able to provide the best quality material to our customers that exceed industry standards.
With our corporate headquarters and manufacturing units located in Mumbai, India. we pride ourselves in working closely with a network of global distributors in various countries. Currently we are catering to our customers in US, Canada, Spain, Italy, Australia and New Zealand.
To better serve our customers, we offer thermoplastic sheets in a wide variety of sizes and patterns, as well as customized "Run-to-Size" dimensions, special patterns and thicknesses. Besides, we also use automated order and shipping tracking systems to provide customers with up-to-the-minute order information.
PETG is of the same chemical composition as PET but with the addition of glycol. Our addition of molecularly modified glycol to PETG removes the hazing effect seen during heating and also prevents an undesirable crystallization. Additionally, the inclusion of molecularly modified glycol in this composition transforms the inner walls of aligner/retainer into a softer and more pliable material, making it easier and more comfortable to the patient. The material is unique engineering combination of Elasticity with Rigidity a perfect balance.
|Time to heat||Temprature||Pressure|
|Drufomat Scan||35 sec||160°C||≥4 Bar|
|MiniSTAR®||25 sec||160°C||≥4 Bar|
|MiniSTAR® S||25 sec||160°C||≥4 Bar|
|Time to heat||Temprature||Pressure|
|Drufomat Scan||45 sec||160°C||≥4 Bar|
|MiniSTAR®||35 sec||160°C||≥4 Bar|
|MiniSTAR® S||35 sec||160°C||≥4 Bar|
Erkodent is trademark of ERKODENT Erich Kopp GmbH.
Drufomat Scan is trademark of Dreve Dentamid.
MiniSTAR, MiniSTAR S and Biostar are trademarks of Scheu Dental Technology.
|Properties||TAGLUS||Zendura||DURAN +||Dreve Biolon||Erkodent||Essix +||Tru-Tain||SmartTrack|
|Hard Polymer||Soft Polymer|
|Light transmission Total||93%||60%||86%||-||-||93%||93%||75%|
|Izod Impact Strength||1.70||1.60||1.20||1.60||1.20||-||1.30||-|
|Tensile strength (psi)||9700||10000||7687||-||7687||-||6700||6500||5000|
|Flexural Modulus (psi)||330000||330000||319083||297328||319083||-||280000||150000||35000|
|Rockwell hardness||115R(78D)||Shore72D||115R||R104 - 107||115R||-||108R||Shore 80D|
|Water Absorption 24hr||0.14%||0.2%||0.2%||0.2%||0.2%||-||0.14%||-|
Flexural strength, also known as modulus of rupture, or bend strength, is a material property, defined as the stress in a material just before it yields in a flexure test.
When an object formed of a single material, like a wooden beam or a steel rod, is bent, it experiences a range of stresses across its depth. At the edge of the object on the inside of the bend (concave face) the stress will be at its maximum compressive stress value. At the outside of the bend (convex face) the stress will be at its maximum tensile value. These inner and outer edges of the beam or rod are known as the 'extreme fibers'. Most materials generally fail under tensile stress before they fail under compressive stress, so the maximum tensile stress value that can be sustained before the beam or rod fails is its flexural strength. So higher the flexural strenght provides the highest reistance to cracking.
TAGLUS material has very high flexural modulus of 330GPa so it makes the best crack free aligners and retainers.
The raw material used to manufacture TAGLUS is certified by various agencies worldwide as follows
|FOOD CONTACT / FOOD ADDITIVE INFORMATION|
|North America Region - United States|
|Food Law Compliance: Provisions of 21 CFR 177.1315(b)(1), and Food Contact Notifications No. 179 and 1234.|
|North America Region|
|21 CFR 189.5; 21 CFR 700.27 (BSE/TSE)||40 CFR Part 82 Subpart E, ODS|
|Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008||Allergen Information
US CSG (CONEG)
|OTHER APPLICABLE REGULATIONS|
|EMEA Region - European Union|
|Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 on the Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (REACH)||Regulation 2005/1895/EC (Epoxy Derivatives), as amended|
|Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 on the Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (REACH) - Substances of Very High Concern||EN71-3:2013+A12014, ISO 8124-3:2010+Amd 1:2014 (Safety of Toys - Specification for Migration of Certain Elements); Directive 2009/48/EC|
|Directive 94/62/EC, Packaging and Packaging Waste (amended by 2004/12/EC, 2005/20/EC, and Regulation (EC) No 219/2009)||EU Regulation 208/2005(Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons), as amended|
|Substances of Animal Origin Regulation 999/2001, as amended||Directive 2004/42/EC (Volatile Organic Compounds), as amended|
|Directive 2001/18/EC and Regulations 1829/2003 and 1830/2003 (Genetically Modified Organisms), as amended||Directive 2005/84/EC, Commission Decision 1999/815/EC (Phthalates), as amended|
|Regulation (EC) No. 1005/2009 on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer||Directive 2011/65/EU (Restrictions of Hazardous Substances - RoHS2), as amended|
|Directive 2003/53/EC (Restricting Nonylphenol and Nonylphenol Ethoxylates), as amended|
|The Therapeutic Goods Administration|
We tested Taglus material at McGill Engineering. Physical characteristics are as least as good and in several instances superior to other popular brands of thermoforming material. We then ran a pilot clinical trial that showed that Taglus moved teeth predictably and was as or more comfortable as two other popular material. We are continuing our research but preliminary results are very promising.
McGill University Canada
“Our digital aligner department has exploded. Since inception, we have been searching for a product that compared favorably to flexible archwires while maintaining cost effectiveness. It's finally here in TAGLUS.”
Here at orthoshop, orthodontic laboratory we were given the opportunity to use the new Taglus aligner and retainer material before market. As a progressive orthodontic laboratory, we are always striving to find new materials that will enhance our range, and give our clinicians the best choice of products.
The qualities of the Taglus material are exciting offering the following benefits to the laboratory, patients and clinicians.
The Clarity- Taglus is the most transparent on the market
Its Flexibility- has flexibility and Elasticity for use in our aligners and retainers
Its Durability- it is very durable and has higher impact strength than similar products
Its Workability- it is an amazingly easy product to trim and finish, taking less time than similar products, and easier on polishing rubbers and buffs saving the laboratory time and money.
I have been very happy trialling Taglus in my laboratory, so much so that it will now be offered to all our customers for retainers. All aligner cases will also be manufactured using Taglus aligner material.
Overall, the new Taglus aligner/retainer material has my approval and will definitely be used in my laboratory.
After trialling Taglus material in our laboratory, I immediately made the decision to only use Taglus for both all of our retainers and aligners from that point on. The peel away layer on both sides made finishing a breeze and a perfectly clear appliance. Brilliant material.
Dental on Errard, Australia
With TAGLUS the treatment can be made much faster with movement of 0.25mm per aligner in 7 days, TAGLUS aligners are made of a proprietary material that creates gentle but consistent force on the teeth. The attachments that are used on teeth are to be designed to make sure they are creating the most effective force on teeth. This all adds up to extremely predictable tooth movement and in a shorter time than before.
Elasticity with rigidity is the property which makes TAGLUS a most reliable retainer. As the retainers made from TAGLUS are perfectly adapted in thermofroming and would never crack with its optical clarity makes it a ideal situation for both patient and doctor.
TAGLUS gets bonded to all light and heat cured acrylics. TAGLUS sheets adapted with pressure is the best way to insure 100% model record. TAGLUS with cross link acrylics added does not debond and doesn’t give mis fits. Splints with thermo formed TAGLUS base are more stable due to zero curing shrinkage
Light transmission is the percentage of incident light that passes through a film in other words it is the amount of light that passes through the material without being scattered. Light transmission is determined mostly by pigment and cavitation characteristics, which are controlled by proprietary resin formulations and film-making process conditions. The state of the art technology used in manufacturing of TAGLUS makes it highest clear material with Light Transmission (%) of 93% making it the most optically clear aligner and retainer in its class.
So why use the PU material which is having only 60% of the light transmission – Total % making it a hazey aligner and retainer material as compared to 93% of that of TAGLUS.
What is impact strength? In material sciences,impact strength is sometimes referred to as cold flow. In this regard, the difference between TAGLUS and other PU and PETG materials is that TAGLUS display time-dependent viscoelastic behavior. Viscoelastic behavior is the property of a material to display both viscous and elastic characteristics when undergoing deformation. It can result from long-term exposure to high levels of stress that are still beneath the yield strength or yield point of the material. The yield strength or yield point of a material is the property defined as the stress at which that material begins to deform permanently. Deformation refers to any change in the shape of an object due to an applied force or a change in temperature. The first instance can be the result of tensile forces, sometimes called pulling forces, compressive forces (pushing forces), or shear, bending or torsion (twisting).
Deformation is often described as “strain”. Prior to the yield point, the material will deform elastically and will return to its original shape when the applied stress is removed.
The Izod Impact Strength – Molded Notch as per ASTM D-256 / ISO 180 measured in ft-lb/in Notch shows that
TAGLUS has highest Impact strength of 1.7 which is highest in all traditional materials availabe for alignesr and retainers, which makes it highest crack resistance material.