Nordson EFD Introduces New AF™ Piston System

Innovative Products Will Save Adhesive Manufacturers Time and Money

19 Apr 2010

For Immediate Release

April 19, 2010 East Providence, RI USA Nordson EFD (Nasdaq: NDSN) has introduced a new packaging system to improve productivity and reduce costs in the global adhesives market, estimated to exceed $30.5 billion in 2010.
The 3-part system includes cartridges to contain adhesive, innovative self-sealing cartridge pistons, and a fast cost-effective piston inserter.

50mL Side x Side Cartridge
Nordson EFD's popular 50mL side x side cartridges are now more robust for better performance, and supplied with end plugs conveniently preinstalled to save time and effort. For faster, easier piston insertion, the lead-in at the top of the cartridge is increased.

AF™ Pistons
The new 50mL and 200mL AF pistons feature a unique design that quickly bleeds out residual air as they are inserted into filled cartridges. This saves manufacturers and packagers additional time and effort by eliminating extra steps to insert shims or bleed plugs during packaging to prevent air from being trapped between the piston and material. The resulting airtight, leakproof seal ensures safe shipment, long shelf life and predictable product performance.

Atlas™ 2K Piston Inserter
Our new Atlas 2K Piston Inserters give adhesive packagers a fast, convenient and cost-effective way to install the new AF pistons. They will bleed air properly even when fill levels of A and B components are unequal, permitting any operator to install pistons perfectly every time without time-consuming rework. Optional kits increase versatility by allowing the 50mL Inserter to handle 200mL cartridges, and the 200mL Inserter to handle 50ml cartridges.

The AF Piston System products are available today by contacting your local Nordson EFD office or


Nordson EFD designs and manufactures precision dispensing devices for applying controlled amounts of the adhesives, sealants, lubricants and other assembly fluids used in almost every manufacturing process. Nordson EFD products are available through a worldwide network operating in over 30 countries.

Nordson EFD is a division of Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN), one of the world's leading producers of precision dispensing equipment that applies adhesives, sealants, coatings and other materials 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. Headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, Nordson has direct operations and sales support offices in more than 30 countries.