Nordson Corp is a precision technology company that carries out the manufacture and marketing of differentiated products and systems that find use in precision dispensing and applying and controlling adhesives, coatings, polymers, sealants, biomaterials, and other fluids, to test and inspect for quality, and to treat and cure surfaces and medical products such as catheters, cannulae, medical balloons, and medical tubing. The company serves consumer non-durable, consumer durable, and technology end markets including packaging, electronics, medical, appliances, energy, transportation, building and construction, and general product assembly and finishing. Nordson has two reporting segments – Industrial Precision Solutions and Advanced Technology Solutions. The Industrial Precision Solutions segment offers proprietary dispensing and processing technology to diverse end markets. This segment offers automated and manual dispensing products and systems for cold materials, container coating, liquid finishing and powder coating, besides ultraviolet equipment used in curing and drying operations; dispensing, coating, and laminating systems for applying adhesives, lotions, liquids, and fibres to disposable products and continuous roll goods; automated adhesive dispensing systems used in the rigid packaged goods industries; components and systems used in the thermoplastic and biopolymer melt stream in extrusion, injection molding, compounding, polymerization, and recycling processes; and dispensing, coating, and laminating systems for the assembly of plastic, metal and wood products, for paper and paperboard converting applications and for manufacturing continuous roll goods. The Advanced Technology Solutions segment integrates the company’s proprietary product technologies used in the progressive stages of a customer’s production processes such as surface treatment. This segment provides automated dispensing systems for the application of a range of attachment, protection and coating fluids, and related gas plasma treatment systems for cleaning and conditioning surfaces prior to dispensing; precision manual and semi-automated dispensers, minimally invasive interventional delivery devices, and engineered single-use plastic molded syringes, cartridges, tips, fluid connection components, tubing, balloons, and catheters; and bond testing and automated optical, acoustic microscopy and X-ray inspection systems used in the semiconductor and printed circuit board industries.
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