Dear Valued Customer:
We appreciate your inquiry concerning Nordson Corporation's (and any of its subsidiaries, collectively referred to as "Nordson") policy and practices concerning the use of "conflict minerals" originating from the Democratic Republic of Congo or an adjoining country.
Due to the complexities of our supply chain, we are currently unable to verify with certitude the origin of all metals procured and used by our metals supply chain manufacturers in the production of sub-assemblies or components that are integrated eventually into a Nordson end product. Nordson does not source any of these materials directly. In most cases, Nordson is several layers removed from the procurement of these types of materials and purchases components already assembled for integration into our manufacturing processes.
Nordson is currently undertaking a process to determine the origin of such materials. However, this process requires the cooperation of all of the numerous entities in our metals supply chain and is expected to take over a year to complete. We appreciate your patience as we undertake this process and anticipate providing you with a complete response to your request as soon as practicable.