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[February 26, 2013]

FlexVIA Plasma System from Nordson MARCH Wins New Product Introduction Award for Surface Treatment of Flexible PCB Materials

CONCORD, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

Nordson MARCH, a global leader in plasma processing technology, received the New Product Introduction (NPI) Award for its FlexVIA Plasma System, a completely self-contained vacuum plasma system designed for maximum efficiency and cost-effective etch, desmear and surface activation treatment of flexible printed circuit boards (PCBs). The award, presented by Printed Circuit Design & Fab magazine on February 19th, was determined by judging criteria that included innovation, cost effectiveness, environmental friendliness, ease-of-use, speed, throughput, design and performance.

The FlexVIA Plasma System is used during PCB manufacture to uniformly treat the inner surface layer of flex PCBs prior to lamination for improved adhesion and reliability. The system features a space-saving, compact chassis and an advanced horizontal electrode design to provide optimum material alignment. Utilizing patented plasma technology, the FlexVIA System does not require the use of temperature control, a blower, or expensive fluorine gases. Environmentally friendly and cost-effective gas plasma solutions, such as argon (Ar) and oxygen (O2), are utilized to maximize cost savings. The dual-rack chamber accommodates up to eighteen 20 x 24 inch panels in a single cycle and both sides of the flex material surface area are treated in a single-step process enabling a rate of 80 to 120 units per hour (UPH).

"The FlexVIA System represents significant advances in plasma treatment technology culminating from more than 25 years of research and development," stated Dr. James Getty, president, Nordson MARCH. "We would like to thank Printed Circuit Design & Fab and its panel of industry experts for the recognition."

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About Nordson MARH


Nordson MARCH is the global leader in plasma processing technology for the semiconductor, printed circuit board (PCB), microelectronics, and medical & life science device manufacturing industries. Nordson MARCH has offices and applications laboratories worldwide, including California, Florida, Europe, Singapore, China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. With over 25 years of continuous innovation, Nordson MARCH designs and manufactures a complete line of award-winning and patented plasma processing systems. An expert staff of scientists and engineers is available to assist in the development of plasma processes that improve product reliability and increase production yields. Visit Nordson MARCH on the web at www.nordsonmarch.com or Facebook.

About Nordson Corporation

Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN) is one of the world's leading producers of precision dispensing equipment that applies adhesives, sealants, liquid and powder coatings and other materials 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 for UV curing and surface treatment processes. Headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, Nordson has direct operations and sales support offices in more than 30 countries. Visit Nordson on the web at www.nordson.comwww.twitter.com/Nordson_Corp or Facebook.


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