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Nordson EFD Receives 2013 ASI Readers' Choice Award

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Nordson EFD Receives 2013 ASI Readers' Choice Award

Press release date: November 25, 2013

~ Awarded by Adhesives & Sealants Industry for PICO 500Hz dispense valve ~

East Providence, RI USA - Nordson EFD, a Nordson company (NASDAQ: NDSN), the world's leading precision fluid dispensing systems manufacturer, announces that it has received the ASI 2013 Readers Choice Award from Adhesives & Sealants Industry magazine for its PICO® 500Hz Dispense Valve. This is the third award for innovation received by EFD in 2013.

"Innovation truly drives the success of the adhesives and sealants industry, and we created the ASI Readers' Choice Awards to celebrate all of the industry's hard work and ingenuity," said Susan Sutton, editor of Adhesives & Sealants Industry magazine. "ASI readers and the online community voted for their favorite product. I am thrilled to announce that Nordson EFD received the most votes in the Equipment category."

Nordson EFD PICO Valve versus Traditional Valve
Released this year, Nordson EFD's PICO 500Hz valve dispenses at continuous speeds up to 500Hz (cycles per second), which makes it the fastest piezoelectric valve available. Using high tech, robust, durable piezoelectric actuation technology, this non-contact valve applies precise and consistent amounts of fluid, as small as 0.5 nanoliters, with exceptional deposit accuracy and superior process control for the most challenging applications. Because PICO valves do not touch the substrate, they can dispense on uneven surfaces and be used for products with small components, tight tolerances, or hard-to-access areas. The system is compatible with a wide range of fluids, including adhesives, lubricants, and industrial fluids, for a broad range of applications in the medical and electronics industries.

"We are extremely pleased to receive this award for our PICO valve," said Claude Bergeron, product line manager for Nordson EFD who accepted the award, "because it was voted for by people in the industry who actually use or are familiar with dispensing valves and adhesives and sealant equipment. Recognition like this is validation of how seriously we listen to and try to accommodate customer needs."

For more information, visit Nordson EFD on the web at,, or email at, or call +1-401-431-7000 or 800-556-3484.

To see the PICO valve in action, click:

About Nordson EFD

Nordson EFD designs and manufactures precision fluid dispensing systems for benchtop assembly processes and automated assembly lines. By enabling manufacturers to apply the same amount of adhesive, lubricant or other assembly fluid to every part, every time, EFD dispensing systems are helping companies in a wide variety of industries increase throughput, improve quality, and lower their production costs. Other fluid management capabilities include high-quality syringe barrels and cartridges for packaging one- and two-component materials, along with a wide variety of fittings, couplers and connectors for controlling fluid flow in medical, biopharmaceutical and industrial environments.The company is also a leading formulator of specialty solder pastes for dispensing and printing applications in the electronics industry. 

About Nordson Corporation

Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ: NDSN) delivers precision technology solutions to help customers succeed worldwide. The company engineers, manufactures and markets differentiated products and systems used for dispensing adhesives, coatings, sealants, biomaterials and other materials, fluid management, test and inspection, UV curing and plasma surface 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, 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, or

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