History of Innovation
Extrusion Dies Industries was founded in 1971 as a small machine shop of four people in the small midwest U.S. town of Chippewa Falls. The company introduced its first manual Ultraflex™ die the same year, providing customers with a new solution for their sheet processing needs.
Since 1971, Extrusion Dies Industries has created a standard of excellence in extrusion die and fluid coating die systems. The company remains committed to the changing needs of customers, developing new products that have resulted in performance improvements and increased production opportunities. These products range from the introduction of the Ultracoat™ die for fluid coating applications to the first FastGap™ lip adjustment system for sheet processors to the highly innovative and game-changing design of the Contour® cast film die. Through engagement with customers, the company has also made numerous advancements in the areas of biaxially oriented film, coextrusion technology, and extrusion coating and laminating.
Nordson Corporation acquired Extrusion Dies Industries and Premier Dies Corporation in 2012 as part of the company’s new line of business dedicated to serving the needs of the plastics industry.
Value in Resources
Nordson’s Polymer Processing Systems product offering provides a uniquely broad range of technologies for melting, conditioning, dispensing, and giving shape to plastics. Nordson delivers a full range of precision melt stream products - from screws and barrels - to filtration systems, pumps, and valves - to the extrusion and fluid coating dies and pelletizing systems to meet the constantly evolving needs of the polymer industry.
The businesses that Nordson Corporation has acquired leverage the collective plastics industry experience to offer industry-leading technologies. Nordson excels in precision engineering and places a high value on supporting customers before and after the sale. Customers will benefit from the wide range of products, from global capabilities for manufacturing and localized service, and from the strategy of bringing together complementary technologies to optimize polymer processing.
Nordson Corporation has extensive resources that will benefit our customers. With operations in more than 30 countries, Nordson provides a global base for increasing localized access to sales and technical services. The company’s strong support and investment in research and development provides a continuous flow of innovations in components for plastics processing, from new screw and barrel technologies to breakthroughs in filtration systems, pumps, pelletizers, and extrusion and coating dies.
Commitment to Excellence
With the backing of a strong global network, Nordson has renewed the pledge to provide extrusion and fluid coating die customers with dependable products, knowledgeable support, and trustworthy service.