Nordson EDI Europe NV

Jan de Malschelaan 2, 9140 Temse

Telephone +49 2261 814245

This company is co-exhibitor of
Nordson Extrusion Dies Industries, LLC

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  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
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  • 03.06.003  Extrusion dies

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Product category: Extrusion dies

Cast Film Dies

Achieve optimal product quality with a Nordson cast film die designed for your specific application requirements.

Contour® Dies
Maxiflow™ Dies
Multi-manifold Dies
Coextrusion Feedblocks
Optional features include automatic gauge control, deckling, & insulation packages

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Product category: Extrusion dies

Oriented Film Dies

Unsurpassed coextrusion uniformity and longer production runs of high quality film are made possible with Nordson die technology for the production of oriented film.

Biaxially Oriented PA, PET, PP
Oriented PS

Oriented film dies are designed to accommodate coextrusion structures with skin layers of less than 10% of the total configuration and for structures with melt differentials up to 28°C (50°F). A variety of features, including automatic or manual gauge control, may be added.

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Product category: Extrusion dies

Sheet Extrusion Dies

Easily changeover products with a custom-designed Nordson die for sheet extrusion.

Commodity Sheet Applications
Specialty Sheet Applications
Multi-manifold Dies
Options include automatic gauge control, restrictor bars, FastGap™ and SmartGap™ adjustment systems, and deckling

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Product category: Extrusion dies

Ancillary Equipment

Increase workplace safety and reduce downtime for routine maintenance with Nordson ancillary equipment for extrusion dies.

Die Carts
On-line Die Separating Devices
Deckle Maintenance Carts
Distribution Blocks and Adaptors

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Product category: Extrusion dies

Extrusion Coating & Laminating Dies

Save material cost by minimizing the product width and reducing the size of the edge bead with a Nordson die for extrusion coating and laminating.

EPC™ (Edge Profile Control) Dies
Multi-manifold Dies
Coextrusion Feedblocks

Optional features include automatic gauge control, motorized deckle drive, & deckle maintenance cart to assist with routine cleanings

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Company news




Jun 29, 2016

Nordson’s SmartGap™ Mechanism Makes Possible Job Changes and Thickness Tuning with Minimal Downtime or Operator Intervention and No Compromise in Quality

Nordson’s SmartGap™ Mechanism Makes Possible Job Changes and Thickness Tuning with Minimal Downtime or Operator Intervention and No Compromise in Quality

NORTH PORT, FL, U.S.A., June 28, 2016: Breakthrough extrusion die technology from Nordson Corporation has enabled King Plastic Corporation to achieve a substantial increase in productivity while continuing to manufacture stress-free, high-flatness sheet held to strict gauge tolerances, it was announced today by Nordson.

Well known as a sheet-industry innovator with special capabilities for heavy-gauge products, King Plastic recently installed a Nordson EDI™ sheet die equipped with the new SmartGap™ mechanism, which makes possible changes in thickness with unprecedented speed and extends the range of thicknesses that can be produced without shutting down the production line. King Plastic uses the die to manufacture monolayer sheet for its King StarBoard® family of marine products and coextruded sheet for its King ColorCore® sheet for signs and other multi-color applications. Thus far the company has operated the SmartGap die for thicknesses of up to an inch (25.4 mm) but intends to expand its usage to 1 ½ in. (38.1 mm) sheet, according to Jeff King, owner and president.

“With the SmartGap die we are adding well over a day’s worth of production every month by eliminating much of the downtime required for job changes and gauge adjustments,” said Mr. King. “Because our sheet goes through multiple distribution channels and is fabricated under a wide range of conditions, an essential factor in our success has been to maintain exceedingly high standards for quality and consistency. The new die from Nordson enables us to hold these standards with minimal need for operator intervention.”

Nordson’s patent-pending SmartGap lip and land positioner uses a single-point adjustment mechanism that changes the lip gap while simultaneously modifying the length of the lip land to provide the most appropriate conditions for the newly adjusted thickness as the sheet exits the die. (The lip land is the final gap in the die that forms the lip exit.) By mechanically linking the adjustment of these two key process variables for the first time, the SmartGap system ensures a proper set-up of the die and takes substantial time and guesswork out of the process for achieving desired sheet properties.

“With a conventional die, making a significant thickness change requires shutting down the line and changing the lip components, a process that can take up to eight hours from shutdown to startup,” said Dale Givens, director of operations. “The SmartGap system eliminates almost all of this downtime.”

The single-point adjustment mechanism also speeds up the process of fine-tuning thickness, Mr. Givens noted. “The operator can do adjustments on the fly when increasing the die gap, keeping the line running without having to rethread. Guided by a die gap readout gauge, basically it’s a matter of one person using a wrench to turn a bolt. What used to take up to an hour now takes three or four minutes.”

Mr. Givens also cited improvements in coextruding the King ColorCore sheet. This has an ABA structure whose thin cap layer can be engraved away to expose a core layer of a different color, making possible, for example, a multi-color sign. “Layer uniformity has improved across the board due to the fine-tuning of the flow channels and the changes in land length.”

Another time-saving benefit of the SmartGap system involves cleaning the die. “Because the lips slide so extensively, all of the flow surfaces can be fully exposed,” said Mr. Givens. “By closing the lips to the minimum gap, it is possible to avoid having to take the lips apart when the die is split for cleaning.”

EDI™ Die with SmartGap™ System Readily Adjusts to a Wide Range of Thicknesses

“At Nordson we believe the SmartGap system to be the first real breakthrough in sheet die technology since the start of this century,” said Sam G. Iuliano, Nordson EDI chief technologist. “It eliminates the uncertainties and compromises that have often accompanied significant changes in thickness.”

With a SmartGap die, the operator sets the thickness-change process in motion by using an adjustment mechanism at the end of the die to make a new setting for the lip gap. Simultaneous change in the length of the lip land automatically takes place on an as-needed basis, depending on the target sheet thickness. Thus, for thin sheet, the lip land is short, which helps to control back-pressure at smaller die gaps, reduces deflection, and lessens the need for draw-down. For mid-range sheet, the lip land changes from short to medium length, providing sufficient pressure for effective adjustments to the flexible lip of the die while helping to reduce swelling of the extrudate. For thick sheet, the lip land is extended to full length, increasing back pressure at large lip gaps and promoting fully developed flow.

Prior to the development of the SmartGap system, sheet dies with a medium-sized lip land often had to serve for the full range of gauge variation. This has caused processors to struggle with product quality, especially at the thinner and thicker extremes of their product range.

King Plastic Corporation is a family-owned enterprise founded in 1968. It is a leading manufacturer of polymer sheets, slabs, and massive shapes and has been a pioneer in diverse technologies, such as continuous extrusion at thicknesses of 1 ½ in. (38.1 mm) and beyond, production of foam-core sheet, and processing of high molecular weight polymer. King Plastic’s products are sold worldwide through a network of plastics distributors to customers who fabricate products for the marine industry (King StarBoard® Brand), signage, food service, healthcare, architectural, industrial and other markets. The company headquarters is a 150,000 square-foot (14,000 sq.m) manufacturing facility in North Port, Florida. Visit


Nordson Corporation engineers, manufactures and markets differentiated products and systems used for the precision dispensing of adhesives, coatings, sealants, biomaterials, polymers, plastics and other materials, fluid management, test and inspection, UV curing and plasma surface treatment, all supported by application expertise and direct global sales and service. Nordson serves a wide variety of consumer non-durable, durable and technology end markets including packaging, nonwovens, electronics, medical, appliances, energy, transportation, 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, @Nordson_Corp, or

Nordson Polymer Processing Systems provides customers with engineered components to melt, homogenize, filter, meter, and give shape to plastic and fluid coating materials. Nordson Corporation leverages the collective plastics industry experience from a series of strategic acquisitions to offer a uniquely broad portfolio of industry-leading technologies. Nordson delivers a full range of precision melt stream products — from screws and barrels for extrusion and injection molding — to filtration systems, pumps, and valves — to the extrusion dies and pelletizing systems to meet the constantly evolving needs of the polymer industry.

Nordson Corporation provides customers with local technical sales, service and remanufacturing capabilities through sales organizations and regional manufacturing facilities in over 30 countries. To learn more visit us at or

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Company details

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.

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