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Efficiency of Premier™ Slot Die from Nordson Can Pay Off Initial Investment in Months

CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI, U.S.A., October 16, 2018: A digital tool for modeling the cost inputs of fluid coating operations enables manufacturers using standard coating processes to calculate the payback time for switching to a slot die system, it was announced today by Nordson Corporation. The tool, called the Fluid Coating Payback Calculator, can be accessed online at

Nordson has designed the tool to compare single- or multi-layer slot die coating with roll coating, dipping, engraved-roller, and other standard processes. Basic numerical values are the one-time costs of equipment investment and engineering. Process data cover substrate, coating fluid, and operational costs. Key factors causing processes to differ in the value of these inputs include the viscosity, line speed, and wet thickness ranges of which a process is capable, along with the degree of coating uniformity.

Using these inputs, the tool automatically calculates the cost savings achievable with slot die coating for substrate material, coating fluid, and labor. The total of these savings is compared with the one-time costs of investment and engineering to yield the payback time for these costs.

“While the cost of investment in a slot die system can be significantly greater than for most roll-coating systems, the savings yielded by slot die coating often make it possible to pay off the initial investment in a matter of months,” said Patrick Meinen, business development manager for Nordson’s fluid coating systems. “Of particular value is the unique capability of fixed-lip slot dies to apply more than one coating in a single pass, making possible a complete coating line.”

A Premier™ slot die supplied by Nordson can be engineered to apply two or three coatings simultaneously yet can also be used to apply single layers.


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