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Nordson EFD Wins Golden Mousetrap and Service Excellence Awards
Chosen for innovative design of non-contact dispense valve

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Wednesday, April 24th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nordson EFD, a Nordson company (NASDAQ: NDSN), has recently been honored with both the Golden Mousetrap Award and the Service Excellence Award (SEA). The Golden Mousetrap Award was presented for Nordson EFD’s Square WaveTM 745NC high speed, non-contact dispense valve for the photovoltaic (PV) industry, while the SEA recognized Nordson EFD for excellence in the crucial area of customer service.

The Square Wave 745NC was developed to apply controlled amounts of liquid flux to the narrow solder-coated metal ribbon that is used to connect adjoining PV wafers. Its accurate, controlled flux application prevents flux residue from collecting on light-absorbing cell surfaces, reducing their power-generating capability.

"This year marks 50 years of EFD commitment to developing innovative technologies that help our global customers make superior products,” said Ken Forden, Nordson EFD vice president and general manager. "Winning the Golden Mousetrap Award is a testament to the innovation of our people who consistently strive to solve the dispensing challenges of our customers, and the Service Excellence Award supports our worldwide reputation as a customer-focused organization. We are truly grateful for this recognition.”

The annual Golden Mousetrap Award is sponsored by Design News magazine and is presented for products judged by the Design News editors to be innovative, exceptional, and cutting-edge. The award was presented at the Pacific Design & Manufacturing Show in Anaheim, CA.

Sponsored by Circuits Assembly magazine, the SEAs are based on evaluations by each company’s own customers on dependability, quality, responsiveness, technology, and value for price. The award was presented at IPC APEX 2013, held in San Diego, CA.

For more information, visit Nordson EFD on the web at,, or, email at, or call +1 401.431.7000 or 800.556.3484.

Photo available at Caption: Ronda Matarese, Nordson EFD Technical Service Engineer, accepts Golden Mousetrap Award

About Nordson EFD

Nordson EFD designs and manufactures precision fluid dispensing systems for benchtop assembly processes and automated assembly lines. By enabling manufacturers to apply the same amount of adhesive, lubricant or other assembly fluid to every part, every time, EFD dispensing systems are helping companies in a wide variety of industries increase throughput, improve quality, and lower their production costs. Other fluid management capabilities include high-quality syringe barrels and cartridges for packaging one- and two-component materials, along with a wide variety of fittings, couplers and connectors for controlling fluid flow in medical, biopharmaceutical and industrial environments. The company is also a leading formulator of specialty solder pastes for dispensing and printing applications in the electronics industry.

About Nordson Corporation

Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ: NDSN) delivers precision technology solutions to help customers succeed worldwide. The company engineers, manufactures and markets differentiated products and systems used for dispensing adhesives, coatings, sealants, biomaterials 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, or


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