K 2013 marked the debut of Nordson Corp.'s polymer processing systems group of products, which the company says is a new worldwide offering of a broad range of technologies for melting, conditioning, dispensing and giving shape to plastics.
As the result of a series of acquisitions since the last K show, Nordson now manufactures precision melt stream components starting with the screws and barrels for extrusion and injection molding and proceeding downstream to the dies used to produce film, sheet, coatings, and pellets. In between are a diversity of components such as filtration systems, pumps and valves.
"All of the organizations that Nordson has acquired in the polymer processing space are leading suppliers of melt processing components that excel in precision engineering and place high value on meeting customers' manufacturing needs and supporting them long after the sale," said Peter Lambert, senior VP of Nordson, in a news release. "We expect our customers to benefit not only from the wide range of product offerings available, but also from Nordson Corp.'s global manufacturing capabilities and localized service. Our strategy is to bring together complementary companies to optimize polymer processing efficiency and quality that serve our OEM customers, ultimately helping them to deliver the highest value and system performance to their end users."