martino communications
about the agency
client portraits
client list


home > news > details


Nordson’s 112-Page “Plasticating Essentials” Is Free to Online Registrants and Covers Screws, Barrels, and Front-End Components, including Details on All Xaloy® Products

AUSTINTOWN, OH, U.S.A., June 4, 2018: A wide-ranging new resource for extrusion and injection molding processors covers all aspects of plasticating systems, with explanations of every type of screw, barrel, and front end component, including details on related Xaloy® products from Nordson Corporation.

“Plasticating Essentials” is a comprehensive, illustrated 112-page handbook available at no cost to those who register at

The handbook covers numerous types of mixing and barrier screws, barrel designs, and valves and end caps. In addition there are discussions of key concepts such as screw ratios and shot size; alternatives in screw and barrel composition, coatings, and barrel heating; and issues like feeding problems, screw repair, and barrel inspection. Questionnaires are provided for establishing specifications for replacement injection or extrusion screws.

“Nordson developed ’Plasticating Essentials’ to help customers make component selections that maximize productivity, product quality, and operating economy,” said Kelly Harings, global marketing manager for Nordson Polymer Processing Systems. “This new resource systematizes the Xaloy team’s decades of experience in designing and manufacturing plasticating components and working with customers on thousands of projects.”


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