Our history

Over 50 years together making you smile.

In Laboratorios KIN we have been researching and developing high-quality oral healthcare products since 1964. The hard work and passion devoted to our work allow us to continuously renew the commitment that we made to practitioners and customers in the mid-20th century. We have successfully strived to bring more smiles, generation after generation.

In 1970, Laboratorios KIN launched the first fluoride mouthwash (FluorKIN Anticaries). Our team of researchers then continued to work at the cutting edge, continuously launching new products and obtaining groundbreaking patents.

As a result, customers know that at the pharmacies they will be able to find specific and effective solutions for their oral care needs, entrusting their family’s oral health to products of unquestionable excellence.

Laboratorios KIN’s long history is made up of little stories and countless small achievements that explain our success.

Today, KIN is a recognised and well-established brand which in 2002 decided to expand beyond the Spanish borders by creating its first subsidiary in Portugal. That very year we were granted a patent for WhiteKIN, the first tooth whitening system based on enzymatic oxidation, in numerous countries. In 2006 we expanded our presence by opening new subsidiaries in Central America and Brazil.

The talent and creativity of our team of researchers has made us pioneers in innovating and developing dental health products and treatments.

 

Our hard work and innovative efforts over the last twenty years have been awarded by us obtaining 8 national and international patents and various utility models.

Countries such as Germany, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, Mexico and Uruguay have granted patents for various compositions and inventions developed by Laboratorios KIN, which have brought objective improvements in fields as diverse as the treatment of oral diseases, paediatric dentistry, orthodontics and professional tooth whitening.

This means that Laboratorios KIN can offer a varied, effective and safe range of products that are highly rated by dental practitioners and customers alike.

We share our philosophy, values and products in over 60 countries, raising awareness and educating families across the world on the importance of proper oral hygiene.

Now, spurred on by the trust placed in us by dental professionals and customers, we set ourselves new challenges and put forward new initiatives and products to carry on making the world smile more.

For all of these reasons, we are more eager than ever to remain by your side for many years to come.

Timeline

1970
June 2

1964

Laboratorios KIN is founded.

1971
January 1

1970

Launch of FluorKIN, the first fluoride mouthwash.

1975
June 1

1975

Launch of Cariax Gingival. The first mouthwash with chlorhexidine used to treat dental plaque.

1985
January 1

1985

The manufacturing plant and offices are opened on Calle Ciutat de Granada nº 123 in Barcelona.

1994
January 1

1994

Launch of Cariax Desensitising. The first mouthwash specifically to treat tooth sensitivity. Laboratorios KIN’s export activities also begin.

2000
January 1

2000

We obtain a patent for OrthoKIN, the first mouthwash specifically for orthodontic braces.
Creation of Laboratorios KIN’s Scientific Advisory Council. Start of business unit management.

2002
January 1

2002

Opening and start of operations of the Portuguese subsidiary, Laboratórios KIN S.A. Sucursal em Portugal.

We obtain a patent for WhiteKIN, the first tooth whitening system based on enzymatic oxidation.

2004
January 1

2004

We are awarded ISO 9001:2000 certification.

2005
January 1

2005

We are granted patents for KIN Forte Mouthwash, FluorKIN Calcium Mouthwash and the KIN Interdental Brush.

2006
January 1

2006

Subsidiaries set up in Brazil and Central America.

2007
January 1

2007

Expansion to Asian markets.

2008
January 1

2008

Laboratorios KIN present in over 50 countries. Outsourcing and diversification of production activities.

2009
January 1

2009

Launch of WhiteKIN, the first enzymatic tooth whitening system.

2010
January 1

2010

Launch of KIN Gingival Complex (0.12% Chlorhexidine DG and Alpantha). New oral antiseptic for periodontal treatment.

2012
January 1

2012

Patents obtained for KIN Gingival Complex (0.12% Chlorhexidine DG and Alpantha) and KIN Exogel.

June 1

2012

A strong presence in 60 countries. Holder of 8 national and international patents.

2013
January 1

2013

Launch of KIN Exogel. The first gel with tranexamic acid for use in dental clinics.

2014
January 1

2014

Laboratorios KIN turns fifty. Satisfaction with our 50-year history of helping to create healthy smiles across the world.

2015
January 1

2015

The Quality Management System is adapted to comply with the latest version of standard ISO 9001:2015.

2017
January 1

2017

We revamp the image of all of Laboratorios KIN’s brands in an ambitious brand architecture project, giving the products a more modern, consistent, attractive and uniform image.

2018
January 1

2018

Opening and relocation to new premises on Avenida Diagonal in Barcelona, equipped with cutting-edge R&D+i and digital resources to successfully deal with the rapidly changing environment.