April 9, 2012 East Providence, RI USA Nordson EFD, a division of Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN) is pleased to announce that once again, testing by two independent laboratories confirms no traces of silicone in the manufacturing environments where their dispensing components are produced. Testing was performed by OccuHealth, Inc. of Mansfield, Massachusetts, and Covino Environmental Associates, Inc. of Woburn, Massachusetts.
Silicone contamination can cause problems in critical adhesive bonding processes, such as microelectronics, because it can interfere with bonding and result in intermittent failures that compromise the performance and reliability of the end product.
Nordson EFD was the first dispenser manufacturer to recognize the potential problems associated with silicone, and has never used mold release agents in any of their injection molding processes. According to plant manager Danny Crane, “We feel our silicone-free manufacturing approach results in single-component and 2K products that deliver greater performance and reliability to our customers. We monitor and control every step of the process, which accounts for the unmatched quality and consistency.”
Nordson EFD designs and manufactures precision fluid dispensing systems for benchtop assembly processes and automated assembly lines. By enabling manufacturers to apply the same amount of adhesive, lubricant or other assembly fluid to every part, every time, EFD dispensing systems are helping companies in a wide variety of industries increase throughput, improve quality, and lower their production costs. The company is also a leading formulator of high-quality solder pastes for printing and dispensing applications in the electronics industry.
Nordson Corporation delivers precision technology solutions that help customers increase throughput, productivity and up-time, enable new products and features, and decrease material usage. The company engineers, manufactures and markets differentiated products and systems used for dispensing adhesives, coatings, sealants, biomaterials and other materials, fluid management, testing and inspection, and UV curing and surface plasma treatment, all supported by application expertise and direct global sales and service. Nordson serves a wide variety of consumer non-durable, durable and technology end markets including packaging, nonwovens, electronics, medical, appliances, energy, transportation, building and construction, and general product assembly and finishing. Founded in 1954 and headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, the company has operations and support offices in more than 30 countries. Visit Nordson at www.nordson.com, twitter.com/Nordson_Corp, or Facebook.com/Nordson.