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Variable-dispense Applicator Improves Product Quality and Material Use for Disposable Hygiene Products


Duluth, Georgia, USA 

Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN) has recently produced and posted to YouTube an animation demonstrating the capabilities and benefits of the patented Trio™ variable dispense applicators. A triple-shim nozzle coupled with a multi-hydraulic, zoned manifold and application-specific dispensing modules produce patterns with different add-on weights in both machine and cross-web directions from a single applicator. This capability meets the trending variable add-on adhesive patterns in nonwovens applications, such as disposable hygiene product construction, to reduce material costs and improve product performance.

Trio applicators use a slot nozzle with three shims that create paths for materials, such as hot melt adhesives, to be applied to substrates. Patterns are created by cycling high-speed, long-life Speed-Coat® modules to precisely place adhesive in even demanding intermittent applications.

The ability to apply different add-on rates means a disposable hygiene product can more cost- and production-efficiently meet varying functional (e.g., bond strength) and sensory (e.g., hand) performance needs. And, this higher-quality, higher-performing product saves material by optimizing add-on rates for each of the various pattern positions.

The Trio applicator can apply:

  • Varying add-on rates
  • Multiple materials simultaneously
  • Coating-on-coating

Please view the Trio animation on Nordson’s YouTube channel to fully understand the quality and production benefits this unique applicator can deliver to disposable hygiene construction applications.

For more information about Trio variable dispense applicators or any of the Nordson solutions for disposable hygiene product manufacturing, contact Nordson Corporation at (800) 683-2314 or visit

Nordson Corporation delivers precision technology solutions that help customers succeed worldwide. The company engineers, manufactures and markets differentiated products and systems used for precision dispensing of adhesives, coatings, sealants, biomaterials, fluids and other materials, plastic extrusion and injection molding, electronics testing and inspecting, and surface preparation, 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, 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 on the web at,