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Nordson MEDICAL Releases a Medical Grade Barbed Check Valve Line to Ease Assembly and Avoid Risks Common to Most Check Valves

18 Jun 2013

Fort Collins, Colorado, USA – Value Plastics, a Nordson Company (Nasdaq: NDSN), introduces a new line of barbed check valves as an extension to their SCV Series of check valves.

Most medical grade check valves incorporate solvent bonded end fitments that require costly material handling and increase the risk of contamination and cracking due to chemical incompatibility introduced through solvents.

SCV Series barbed check valves were developed to provide a reliable mechanical connection and simplify tubing assemblies that often require multiple parts needed for in-line check valves. Available in medical grade materials and multiple barb sizes the valves feature more precise, lower crack pressures, higher flow rates, low priming volume, air bubble mitigation during priming and operate in any spatial orientation.

The check valves feature 3/32” (2.4 mm) and 1/8” (3.2 mm) single barb ends in barb to barb straight through, reducing and barb to male/female luer configurations. All check valves feature DEHP- and latex-free silicone diaphragms and all materials of construction satisfy USP Class VI and ISO 10993 criteria.

In addition, Value Plastics has recently added four new sizes of socket fitments within the existing SCV line, expanding options for customer requiring bonded terminations. According to Ken Davis, Global Product Line Manager, “We are very pleased to have a barbed check valve option for our customers. We have been providing barbed luer and tube-to-tube products for over 45 years to the market. Our customers like this type of termination and it only makes sense for us to provide the same kind of value and differentiation in a barbed check valve.”

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.

About Nordson Corporation
Nordson Corporation delivers precision technology solutions that help customers increase throughput, productivity and up-time, enable new products and features, and decrease material usage. The company engineers, manufactures and markets differentiated products and systems used for dispensing adhesives, coatings, sealants, biomaterials and other materials, fluid management, testing and inspection, and UV curing and surface plasma 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, building and 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 at,

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