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Nordson MARCH and Science College of Donghua University Partner to Create R&D Laboratory to Develop Plasma Applications in Manufacturing

Partnership will include equipment, research, personnel and expertise

11 Aug 2011

Concord, California, USA – August 11th, 2011 -  Nordson MARCH, the global leader in plasma processing technology, and Science College of Donghua University, Shanghai, China  have launched a new joint laboratory devoted to the advancement of plasma research and furthering education in plasma technology. The partnership includes equipment, shared research, personnel resources, and an open exchange of expertise. Nordson MARCH is internationally recognized for developing advanced plasma processes and equipment for use in the semiconductor packaging, printed circuit board, and many other manufacturing industries. Science College of Donghua is renowned for the study of plasma physics and its applications, and offers a Master's degree program in Physics and Optical Engineering.

Officially known as the “Nordson MARCH-Science College of Donghua University Joint Laboratory", the lab will be staffed by professors and graduate students from the college. Dr. James Getty, Vice President, Applications and Business Development and Dr. Jiangang (Jack) Zhao, Chief Scientist of Nordson MARCH, have been named as adjunct professors to the University. As scientists and experts with more than 30 years of plasma technology expertise combined, they will provide direction for future plasma research initiatives undertaken at the laboratory.

 “Our new joint laboratory is a winning collaboration. The University has a talented team of dedicated researchers eager to learn more about innovative new applications of plasma technology. It also expands our research resources into China and further cements our reputation as a global leader,” explained Dr. Jack Zhao, Chief Scientist at Nordson MARCH.

In addition, Nordson MARCH has contributed an AP-600 Plasma Treatment System to the laboratory further supplementing the University provided electron microscope, surface energy tester, and mass spectrometer to facilitate on-going plasma education and research efforts. The AP-600 Plasma System delivers exceptionally uniform plasma cleaning and treatment with unmatched ease of operation, reliability, and low cost.

On July 5th, 2011 the Science College of Donghua University hosted a celebratory launch event to announce the new Nordson MARCH-Science College of Donghua University Joint Laboratory to its faculty and staff.

Photos from the event are available at: /en-us/divisions/march/about-march/Events/Pages/DonghuaUniversityEvent.aspx

About Donghua University

Donghua University is a public university in Shanghai, China administered by the Chinese Ministry of Education and the Shanghai municipality. Founded in June 1951, Donghua University has been a state-key university since 1960 and was one of the first educational institutions in China authorized to confer all three levels of degree: bachelor's, master's, and doctorate.

About Nordson MARCH

Nordson MARCH is the global leader in plasma processing technology for the semiconductor, printed circuit board (PCB), 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 product reliability and increase production yields. Visit the Nordson MARCH website for more details: http://www.nordsonmarch.com.

About Nordson Corporation

Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN) is one of the world’s leading producers of precision dispensing equipment that applies adhesives, sealants, liquid and powder 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 UV curing and surface treatment processes. Headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, Nordson has direct operations and sales support offices in more than 30 countries. Visit Nordson on the web at www.nordson.comwww.twitter.com/Nordson_Corp or Facebook.