Nordson EFD, a Nordson company (NASDAQ: NDSN), the world’s leading precision fluid dispensing systems manufacturer, introduces Optimum® Class VI fluid dispensing components made from 100% virgin resin that is Class VI certified by the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP).
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Optimum Class VI dispensing components are manufactured from USP Class VI resin, making these biocompatible components ideal for medical device manufacturing. (Photo: Business Wire)
“We wanted to make it easier for medical manufacturers to provide the traceability required to meet strict regulatory standards,” said Felicitas Stuebing, global product line specialist at Nordson EFD. “Meeting the most stringent USP Class designation is not only a testament to the quality of our components, it provides peace of mind that our components are safe to use in medical manufacturing processes.”
New Optimum Class VI dispensing components include 3cc, 5cc, 10cc, 30cc, and 55cc syringe barrels and pistons, in addition to end caps and tip caps. These biocompatible components do not have a colorant, making them easier for engineers to document for regulatory approvals.
In addition, these first-to-market medical-grade dispensing components feature the same highly-engineered design as standard Optimum components. The Class VI syringe barrels feature ZeroDraft™ walls with consistent internal diameters that maintain an airtight seal with Class VI pistons to provide accurate, repeatable fluid deposits used in bonding, coating, and other medical assembly processes.
These components also pass the same rigorous quality standards Nordson EFD maintains to ensure a consistent product that provides consistent performance.
Ethylene oxide (ETO), autoclave, and gamma sterilization methods were tested to determine the impact on Optimum Class VI dispensing components. Those results can be found in the product data sheet, though Nordson EFD states that all customers must to do their own testing to validate their processes.
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 engineers, manufactures, and markets differentiated products and systems used for dispensing and processing adhesives, coatings, polymers, sealants and biomaterials; and for managing fluids, testing and inspecting for quality, treating surfaces and curing. These products are supported with extensive application expertise and direct global sales and service. We serve a wide variety of consumer non-durable, consumer durable and technology end markets including packaging, nonwovens, electronics, medical, appliances, energy, transportation, building and 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.com, twitter.com/Nordson_Corp or facebook.com/nordson.