Nordson MARCH Wins 2015 NPI Award for Its FlexVIA-Plus Plasma Treatment System

System provides desmear and etchback plasma treatment of flexible electronic substrates with capacity of up to 30 panels per cycle

Jonathan Doan, Nordson MARCH, accepts award from Mike Buetow, editor Circuits Assembly

Concord, California, USA - Nordson MARCH, a Nordson company (NASDAQ: NDSN), a global leader in plasma processing technology, has won the 2015 New Product Introduction (NPI) Award in the General Cleaning category for its FlexVIA-Plus™ Plasma Treatment System. The system is designed for processing flexible PCBs in high-throughput flexible circuit board manufacturing operations. The Award was presented at IPC APEX 2015, held in San Diego, CA from February 24-26, 2015.

The FlexVIA-Plus is a fully self-contained system. Its economical gas consumption and small footprint maximize process capacity and minimize production floorspace for a low cost-of-ownership. The dual-rack chamber accommodates up to thirty, 20x24-inch panels in a single cycle, while versatile horizontal racks enable processing of various flexible PCB sizes and make loading easy. The high-performance desmear and etchback technologies remove epoxies, polyimides, high Tg blends, mixed materials, and other resins while the descum capabilities effectively remove resist residue from inner layers and panels and residual solder mask bleed for better bonding and solderability.

"MARCH's FlexVIA-Plus delivers patented plasma technologies that provide superior surface activation and etchback and desmear process uniformity on the flex material," said Jonathan Doan, director of marketing, Nordson MARCH. "It builds on the 10-year success of the Nordson MARCH VIA™ line. We are honored to receive this award."

The NPI award, sponsored by Circuits Assembly and Printed Circuit Design and Fab, part of UP Media Group, recognizes creativity and innovation, compatibility with existing technology, cost-effectiveness, expected reliability, flexibility, performance, and user-friendliness.

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 25 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 Nordson MARCH on the web at,,, or Google+.

About Nordson Corporation

Nordson engineers, manufactures and markets differentiated products and systems used for dispensing and processing adhesives, coatings, polymers, sealants and biomaterials; and for managing fluids, testing and inspecting for quality, treating surfaces and curing. These products are supported with extensive application expertise and direct global sales and service. We serve a wide variety of consumer non-durable, consumer 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 on the web at, or

For more information contact:


Roberta Foster-Smith

Nordson MARCH (International Headquarters)

2470-A Bates Avenue

Concord, California 94520 U.S.A.

Tel.: +1.925.827.1240



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