Keystone IndustriesĀ® Acquires Infection-Control Business, EPR Industries

Posted on July 20, 2020

Keystone Industries® is proud to announce the acquisition of EPR Industries, LLC, a manufacturer of medical and dental detergent solutions, cleaners, and alcohol products located in Cinnaminson, NJ. EPR’s products will be added to Keystone Industries’ existing infection-control line, and rebranded under the company’s Optimize™ brand (which includes Keystone Industries’ recently-launched hand sanitizer options).

Keystone Industries and EPR began exploring this transaction before anyone had heard of the term “COVID-19.” The synergies always existed before the global health crisis struck. “EPR is located 6 miles from our longtime Cherry Hill manufacturing facilities,” noted Ira Rosenau, president of dental at Keystone Industries. “Their major partners are also significant Keystone Industries partners. EPR’s products complement our existing infection-control line very well. Their isopropanol items will do well with users of our KeyPrint® 3D printing resins. It made a lot of sense.”

EPR has spent years focused on developing, manufacturing, and selling environmentally safe and effective evacuation line cleaners and ultrasonic cleaning solutions for surgical and dental instruments and dental devices, as well as other solutions in infection control. The products have proven themselves in the marketplace with customers and partners alike. For example, EPR’s Super Vac 40 Plus is one of the evacuation-line cleaners officially approved for use with Solmetex’s line of amalgam separators.

Keystone Industries expects to use the EPR assets in many positive ways. Mike Prozzillo, Keystone Industries’ Vice President of Sales, observed that, “We have existing global platforms and relationships that EPR had not been able to leverage, so we expect to grow through using some of Keystone Industries’ natural strengths in Europe and Latin America to expand the reach of these products.” Additionally, in a post-pandemic world, the demand for cleaning and sanitizing products is on the rise as everyone adjusts to a new and uncertain reality. “Keystone Industries shifted a lot of resources into manufacturing hand sanitizer at scale to help with the national shortage during the spring of 2020,” explained Rosenau. “Our commitment to helping supply safe and effective infection control products will continue as we add items like EPR’s products, hand sanitizer, surface disinfectants, and face shields to our current infection-control products.”

For more information about Keystone Industries’ infection-control business, visit dental.keystoneindustries.com.

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