Nordson PatternJet Labeling System Wins Packaging Oscar Award

DULUTH, Georgia - December 11, 2007 - Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ - NDSN) has earned a 2007 Oscar de l'Emballage Production Equipment Award for PatternJet, an innovative labeling system used in the global packaging industry.

Nordson wraparound labeling systems with PatternJet guns are designed for high-speed labeling of containers in various shapes and sizes. The closed, non-circulating labeling system accurately controls temperature and prevents adhesive degradation and contamination. Gear-to-line pump technology consistently applies adhesive at any line speed to reduce adhesive waste and eliminate angel hair. Compared to traditional wheel pot applicators, the Nordson labeling system delivers higher operational efficiency, significant adhesive savings, and lower total cost of ownership.

The 52nd Oscar de l'Emballage Awards event took place in November at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Paris, France. More than 250 industry members attended the ceremony where the 14 winners were announced. The judging panel considered 100 nominations based on technical innovation, design and trade performance in four packaging categories: consumables, distribution, production, and environment.

"We are pleased to accept such a prestigious award for the PatternJet labeling system," said Jean-Claude Cheminand-Serre, general manager for Nordson France. "The PatternJet labeling system has seen great success in the food and beverage industries due to its unmatched ability to reduce operational costs and increase efficiency in labeling applications."

For a complete list of nominees and winners, the official Oscar de l'Emballage site is

For more information about Nordson PatternJet labeling systems contact Nordson Corporation at (800) 683-2314 or visit

Nordson Corporation is one of the world's leading producers of precision dispensing equipment that applies adhesives, sealants and coatings 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 used for curing and surface treatment processes. Headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, Nordson has more than 3,900 employees worldwide, and direct operations and sales support offices in 30 countries.

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