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Nordson MARCH Ships Record Number of FlexTRAK™ Plasma Systems to Medical and Ocular Device Manufacturers

2009 News

19 Jun 2009

Concord, CA, June 19, 2009 – Nordson MARCH, the global leader in advanced plasma treatment systems, announced today that it has shipped a record number of FlexTRAK™ plasma systems to major medical and ocular products manufacturers since it began serving this market earlier this decade.

The FlexTRAK™ plasma system has quickly gained acceptance for life science plasma applications, especially with customers who manufacture medical devices and ocular products. The FlexTRAK™ plasma system is a high-throughput ionized-gas plasma system that provides unmatched treatment uniformity and process consistency for medical manufacturers. Its short processing times, small footprint, ease of manufacturing line integration, cleanroom compatibility, and low maintenance costs have revolutionize plasma processing in these markets.

Nordson MARCH's plasma scientists and applications engineers have developed many customer-specific plasma processes for medical and ocular device manufacturing. The FlexTRAK™ plasma system’s patented plasma capabilities are a perfect match for both their in-line and batch processing requirements,” said James Getty, Director of Applications and Business Development for Nordson MARCH. “Plasma processing is rapidly growing for the life science industry, and Nordson MARCH is continuing to develop methods to deploy plasma in those areas.”

Plasma treatments are utilized in life science, medical and ocular device manufacturing for surface modification of various materials including metals, ceramics, plastics and elastomers. Typical plasma processes include surface cleaning, surface activation, crosslinking, and deposition. Companies utilizing advanced plasma processing include medical and ocular device manufacturers, pharmaceutical makers, diagnostic device manufacturers, drug discovery and drug delivery companies, and businesses involved in food and environmental sciences.

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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