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Value Plastics, a Nordson Company, Improves Material Transfer in Biopharmaceutical Applications with New Bag Port Technology

23 Jan 2012

  • Unique port constructed of Value Pharma resin meets all biopharm requirements, saves time and reduces costs

23 January 2012 - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - Value Plastics, a Nordson Company (Nasdaq: NDSN), introduces a technologically advanced series of ports for the single-use bags used to transfer media and drug compounds in the biopharmaceutical industry.

According to Ken Davis, Value Plastics’ Global Marketing Manager, “These feature-rich products, available only from Value Plastics, offer a variety of new benefits to biomanufacturers, including the specific benefits of the Value Pharma material described below:

  • Animal derivative-free qualification
  • USP Class VI certification
  • Guaranteed heat sealing and conformance with polyethylene bags
  • 24-hour resistance to alcohol stress cracking—a critical feature when processing materials that can cost thousands of dollars per liter

The new bag ports also incorporate two unique features that reduce process time and potential damage to expensive media.  Parabolic lead-ins on the ports save time by shortening the time required to drain a bag by up to 24%, while  alignment ribs improve fluid flow dynamics by reducing shear impact as material exits the bag.  For widespread industry compatibility, the new ports are designed to work with common tubing sizes, as well as industry-standard fittings, filters and other devices.

Value Plastics, a Nordson Company, manufactures and markets an innovative line of fluid management components designed specifically for flexible tubing. Products include quick connect fittings, luer fittings, check valves, tube-to-tube fittings, threaded fittings and blood pressure monitoring components. Value Plastics products find global application in demanding healthcare OEM, research and specialty industrial applications.

Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN) delivers precision technology solutions to help customers succeed worldwide. The company engineers, manufactures and markets differentiated products and systems used for dispensing adhesives, coatings, sealants, biomaterials and other materials, fluid management, test and inspection, UV curing and plasma surface 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, 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 on the web at www.nordson.com, www.twitter.com/Nordson_Corp or www.facebook.com/nordson.

Value Pharma™ is a trademark of Value Plastics, a Nordson Company

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CONTACT:            Art Tausek
                              
Public Relations
                               401-431-7002
                              
art.tausek@nordsonefd.com

                               Will Stone
                              
Marketing Communications Manager
                              
970-267-5221
                              
wills@valueplastics.com