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STRETCH your adhesive with Nordson Technologies

OptiBond™ Solutions for packaging, less is more!

05 Oct 2012


Nordson provides the answer to optimising adhesive usage and helping to achieve savings. Field-proven technology from Nordson can help determine the precise amount of adhesive required to securely seal packaging without using excess adhesive or creating adhesive waste. 

The technologies within OptiBond™ Solutions from Nordson, reduces adhesive use and waste but still enables package and bonding integrity to be maintained. Bonding is the strongest at the bead beginning and end points, OptiBond™ uses this concept to increase the number of beginning and end points and is proven to deliver 30% adhesive savings whilst at the same time providing the same bonding strength as long adhesive beads.

OptiBond™ Solutions boasts a whole range of benefits to the intermittent bead-style pattern which it promotes, including up to two times adhesive mileage and the optimisation of bead length, diameter, placement and volume. The OptiBond™ process also delivers optimisation of package integrity and overall adhesive usage; more bond strength means the use of less adhesive to attain secure bonding. The intermittent beads with spaces between saves adhesive but also provides the required bond strength.

Nordson's latest innovation is the recently launched EcoBead™, which has been specifically designed for use with OptiBond™ Solutions. EcoBead™ is an easy-to-use inline device, which eliminates the need and expense of complex stand alone pattern controls. Users will immediately benefit through EcoBead™ as it's a simple, cost-effective means to apply short, intermittent beads and achieve significant adhesive savings.

With no costly controller program changes required, EcoBead™ quickly enables intermittent bead dispensing for new or existing MiniBlue® II applicators. An optional USB programming device and PC application provides advanced setting flexibility to store up to 20 custom programs to meet all application requirements. EcoBead™ also features protective covers for programming dials that prevents tampering and water intrusion and multi-coloured status LED's for easy monitoring and peace of mind.

Nordson sets industry standards within adhesive dispensing systems for energy efficiencies, safety and reliability.
For further information on any Nordson product, please call 01296 610 140.

Corporate Summary

Nordson Corporation delivers precision technology solutions that help customers increase speed, 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 and processing adhesives, plastics, 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.