March 31, 2009 East Providence, RI USA – EFD, Inc., a subsidiary of Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ: NDSN) has won the 2009 SMT Vision Award for their new Lead-free, Halide-free, Water-soluble solder pastes.
The new pastes, which were developed in anticipation of European Union (EU) legislation limiting the use of halides, won the prestigious award for being the Best New Product in the “Solder Materials” category.
The SMT Vision Awards honor those products and technologies that have shaped the Printed Circuit Board (PCB) manufacturing industry over the past year. Products are judged on innovation, cost-effectiveness, speed/throughput improvements, quality, ease of use, and environmental responsibility.
In addition to being halide-free, the new EFD pastes are specially formulated to help manufacturers increase yields and reliability in a variety of electronics and electromechanical assembly processes, including medical devices, cell phones, solar panels, automotive and consumer electronics, LEDs, and military applications.
EFD, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nordson Corporation. Since 1963 EFD has designed and manufactured precision dispensing devices for applying controlled amounts of the adhesives, sealants, lubricants and other assembly fluids used in almost every manufacturing process.
Nordson Corporation is one of the world’s leading producers of precision dispensing equipment that applies adhesives, sealants and coatings to a broad range of consumer and industrial products during manufacturing operations. The company also manufactures equipment used in the testing and inspection of electronic components as well as technology-based systems for curing and surface treatment processes. Nordson has direct operations and sales support offices in 32 countries.