DETAX acquires the THERMOtec® brand from HEBA and will distribute it exclusively via HÖRLUCHS in the future

DETAX GmbH (“DETAX”), the world's leading manufacturer of biocompatible silicones, light-curing resins and high-performance 3D polymers for medical applications, has signed a purchase agreement to acquire the THERMOtec® brand from HEBA Otoplastik Labortechnik u. Einrichtungs GmbH & Co. KG (“HEBA”). THERMOtec® is the leading thermoflexible premium material for earmoulds. At the same time, DETAX GmbH has signed a distribution agreement with HÖRLUCHS Hearing GmbH & Co. KG (“HÖRLUCHS”) for the exclusive sales rights of THERMOtec®. HÖRLUCHS is a renowned earmould manufacturer for customized earmoulds, hearing protection and professional in-ears. Both agreements will come into force on April 1, 2024.

Claus-Peter Bartels, owner of the THERMOtec® brand and Managing Director of HEBA says: "I am delighted to hand over THERMOtec® to our partner DETAX, after many years of successful and longstanding partnership. I am convinced that DETAX, in cooperation with HÖRLUCHS, will continue to ensure the excellent supply to our customers and will further expand the internationalization of this premium product."

Thorsten Preiss, Managing Director of the DETAX Group explains: "THERMOtec® is an ideal addition to our portfolio, as we already produce the material according to the original HEBA formulation. We are also pleased to have a competent and ambitious distribution partner with HÖRLUCHS, who is very familiar with the processing of this special material and the laboratory requirements.”

Thomas Meyer, Managing Director and owner of HÖRLUCHS emphasizes: "As the largest processor of THERMOtec®, we are in the ideal position to further extend this product line. In close collaboration with the laboratories, we can find the best and individual solution for the end customer."


DETAX is one of the world's leading manufacturers of dental and otoplastic consumables. As a medium-sized company, DETAX develops, produces and markets biocompatible silicones, light-curing resins and high-performance 3D polymers for medical applications. The focus is on the complex material requirements of dentists, dental laboratories, hearing aid manufacturers, acousticians and earmould laboratories. DETAX products are exported to over 100 countries around the world. The excellent QM system fulfills international certification standards and country-specific requirements. Since October 2020, DETAX was one of the first manufacturers to be certified according to the new European Medical Device Regulation (MDR).


About HEBA

HEBA was founded in 1962 as one of the first earmould laboratories in Germany. HEBA was significantly involved in the earmould development through years of training of acousticians and lectures at congresses and technical schools. HEBA played an important role in the planning and establishment of the first world-renowned specialist academy in Lübeck. HEBA is certified according to EN ISO 13485:2016 and EC Directive 93/42 EEC.

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HÖRLUCHS is THE expert in Germany when it comes to customised earmoulds, hearing protection and professional in-ears. HÖRLUCHS is at home in the region as well as throughout Germany and internationally. In three divisions, the independent and owner-managed family business from Hersbruck with over 190 employees successfully focuses on passion, innovation and sustainability. At HÖRLUCHS, the focus is on the needs of the customer. HÖRLUCHS does not supply off-the-peg solutions, but focuses on tailor-made solutions. Whether earmoulds, hearing protection or professional in-ears – everything that bears the HÖRLUCHS logo guarantees quality, comfort and safety. Made in Germany.

HÖRLUCHS Hearing GmbH & Co. KG ·