Hot Melt Adhesive Dispensing Applicators offer 2 msec cycle time.

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Featuring 18 mm slim body configuration that fits into confined spaces, MiniBlue(TM) II offers service intervals that promote productivity while reducing maintenance and downtime in packaging operations. Hydraulic seal and Saturn® Platinum solenoid technologies provide consistent performance in demanding environments, while ball-and-seat design optimizes adhesive cut off at higher speeds; promotes consistent, repeatable adhesive patterns; and enables shorter beads at high line speeds.

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Nordson® MiniBlue(TM) II Applicators Exceed Operating Life of Pneumatic Hot Melt Packaging Applicators by More Than 2X

Duluth, Georgia - Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq:NDSN) has introduced a new series of high speed, hot melt adhesive dispensing applicators, called MiniBlue II, that provide unmatched service life, resulting in greater productivity, less maintenance and reduced downtime in packaging operations.

The new, compact MiniBlue II applicators combine unique module and solenoid technology to achieve more than twice the operating life of any pneumatic applicator in the packaging industry, while delivering fast, two-millisecond cycle times in a size that fits virtually any parent machinery and packaging application.

In the MiniBlue II, patented and patent-pending hydraulic seal technology is paired with new high-speed Saturn® Platinum (SP) solenoid technology to provide superior, consistent performance in demanding environments. Packagers achieve lower total cost of ownership from less frequent module replacement and minimal need for solenoid adjustment. Moreover, unlike competitive products, the Saturn Platinum solenoid valve does not require the additional cost and wear-and-tear of an electrical spike driver to achieve high speeds.

The improved ball-and-seat design of the MiniBlue II provides customers with a number of other advantages, including better adhesive cut off at high speeds; consistent, repeatable adhesive patterns; and shorter beads at high line speeds.

The MiniBlue II's 18-millimeter, slim body configuration fits into the most confined machine spaces, and energy-efficient, insulating jackets help maintain applicator and adhesive temperature for optimal dispensing.

MiniBlue II applicators allow packagers to use existing Nordson Saturn straight and right-angle nozzles, and are fully backward compatible with the previous generation MiniBlue products.

For more information about Nordson products and systems, please contact Nordson toll-free at 800-683-2314 or visit

Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN) is one of the world's leading producers of precision dispensing equipment that applies adhesives, sealants, 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 curing and surface treatment processes. Headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, Nordson has direct operations and sales support offices in more than 30 countries.

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