Nordson Corporation Purchases Extrusion Die Assets of Kodama Chemical Industry, Long-time Distributor for Recently Acquired EDI

  Nordson Corporation Purchases Extrusion Die Assets of Kodama Chemical
  Industry, Long-time Distributor for Recently Acquired EDI Business

  *Purchase establishes new Nordson EDI Japan division to provide direct
    extrusion die sales and manufacturing in Japan and Taiwan and
    remanufacturing throughout Asia-Pacific region

Business Wire

WESTLAKE, Ohio -- November 12, 2012

Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ: NDSN) today announced that it has purchased
certain assets of Kodama Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., a licensed distributor
for Nordson’s EDI business in Japan for 20 years, and will draw on the
organization’s extensive technical and manufacturing capabilities to establish
a new division to supply and support its extrusion die customers in Japan and
Taiwan and provide remanufacturing services there and throughout the
Asia-Pacific region. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Nordson
Corporation acquired EDI in June of this year.

The new division, Nordson EDI Japan, will provide new-die sales to extrusion
processors, web converters, and OEMs in Japan and Taiwan and carry out final
manufacturing steps on new equipment to enhance die performance and
accommodate local requirements. Included will be the full range of Nordson EDI
flat dies, feedblocks, and related equipment for film, sheet, extrusion
coating, and fluid coating. Die remanufacturing will be available to customers
throughout the Asia-Pacific region from a fully-equipped facility in Saitama,

Nordson has appointed Hidemaro Takehara, until now head of Kodama’s sales
team, to be the general manager of Nordson EDI Japan. Mr. Takehara will lead
an experienced group of selected Kodama employees, long familiar to customers
in the region, that are expected to join Nordson EDI Japan to continue
operations of the new organization. Sales and customer support staff have
relocated to a new office in Tokyo.

“Nordson EDI recognizes that, for extrusion processors and web converters,
every day of lost production time means a substantial reduction in the output
of saleable goods,” said Godfrey M. Sandham, vice president and general
manager of Nordson EDI. “By establishing a new division in Japan, we will help
customers in the Asia-Pacific to maximize productivity and reduce downtime by
having regional access to support and remanufacturing services.”

Nordson EDI Japan will work with its network of agents in the Asia-Pacific
region. Customers in China will continue to obtain sales and remanufacturing
services from Nordson EDI Precision Dies (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., which recently
moved to a new, larger facility.

From the Saitama facility, Nordson EDI will be able to meet all of its
customers’ remanufacturing needs, from flow surface repairs and refinishing to
incorporation of whole new subsystems such as automatic gauge profiling.
Remanufacturing plays a critical role in the working life of a flat die,
enabling the extrusion processor or converter to maintain high levels of
productivity, minimize downtime for maintenance, and prevent product defects.

The new sales office of Nordson EDI Japan is located at Shinjuku Center
Building 38F, 1-25-1 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-0638. Tel:
+81-3-5321-6350. Fax: 81-3-5321-6365.

Nordson EDI is a leading international supplier of die systems for extrusion
and fluid coating and a division of Nordson Corporation, which also includes
Nordson EDI-Verbruggen, and Nordson XALOY. Subsidiaries of Nordson EDI are
based in Reichshof-Wehnrath, Germany, Shanghai, and Tokyo. In the U.S.A.,
Germany, China, and Japan, Nordson EDI operates facilities dedicated to
reworking its own dies and those built by other suppliers. Headquartered in
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, U.S.A., Nordson EDI is focused on supplying the
global market. Visit and E-mail:

Nordson Corporation delivers precision technology solutions that help
customers increase speed, productivity and up-time, enable new products and
features, and decrease material usage. The company engineers, manufactures and
markets differentiated products and systems used for dispensing and processing
adhesives, plastics, coatings, sealants, biomaterials and other materials,
fluid management, testing and inspection, and UV curing and surface plasma
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, 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, or


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