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Nordson MARCH Receives New Orders for ProVIA™ PCB Plasma Systems

2009 News

05 Aug 2009

Concord, CA – Nordson MARCH, the global leader in advanced plasma treatment systems, announced today that it has received additional orders for its ProVIA™ plasma system for printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing. These systems will ship to PCB manufacturing customers in both Asia and Europe over the next several months.

The ProVIA™ plasma system is used for primarily for blind via and through-hole desmear and etch-back applications. Desmear and etch-back steps are critical for manufacturing high-quality circuit boards, because without proper desmear and etch-back, the subsequent metal plating steps will not be successful. Poor metal plating leads to poor PCB quality, scrap and re-work costs.

"The ProVIA™ plasma system is recognized as the greenest method to perform PCB desmear and etch-back," said Peter Bierhuis, President of Nordson MARCH. "By using a gas-based "dry" plasma process, the customer can avoid hazardous wet chemicals and chemical baths, and also the associated toxic chemical disposal that goes along with any wet process. As we strive to minimize our carbon footprint, it is expected someday all PCB desmear and etch-back will be done with dry systems like the advanced ProVIA™ plasma system."

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About Nordson MARCH:

Nordson MARCH is the global leader in plasma processing technology for the printed circuit board (PCB), semiconductor, microelectronics, and medical & life science device manufacturing industries. Nordson MARCH has offices and applications laboratories worldwide, including California, Florida, Europe, Singapore, China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. With over 20 years of continuous innovation, Nordson MARCH designs and manufactures a complete line of award-winning and patented plasma processing systems. An expert staff of scientists and engineers is available to assist in the development of plasma processes that improve both product reliability and increase production yields. Visit the Nordson MARCH web site for more details: www.nordsonmarch.com.

Nordson MARCH is a subsidiary of Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ: NDSN), the world's leading producer of precision dispensing and coating equipment.

For further information contact:

Nordson MARCH – World Headquarters
2470-A Bates Avenue
Concord, California 94520-1122 U.S.A.
TEL: 1.925.246.1666