Unique port constructed of Value Pharma™ resin meets all biopharm requirements, saves time and reduces costs


23 January 2012 - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - Value Plastics, a Nordson Company 
(Nasdaq: NDSN), introduces a technologically advanced series of ports for the single-use 
bags used to transfer media and drug compounds in the biopharmaceutical industry. 
According to Ken Davis, Value Plastics’ Global Marketing Manager, “These feature-rich 
products, available only from Value Plastics, offer a variety of new benefits to 
biomanufacturers, including the specific benefits of the Value Pharma™ material described 
•    Animal derivative-free qualification 
•    USP Class VI certification 
•    Guaranteed heat sealing and conformance with polyethylene bags 
•    24-hour resistance to alcohol stress cracking—a critical feature when processing 
materials that can cost thousands of dollars per liter 
The new bag ports also incorporate two unique features that reduce process time and 
potential damage to expensive media.  Parabolic lead-ins on the ports save time by 
shortening the time required to drain a bag by up to 24%, while  alignment ribs improve fluid 
flow dynamics by reducing shear impact as material exits the bag.  For widespread industry 
compatibility, the new ports are designed to work with common tubing sizes, as well as 
industry-standard fittings, filters and other devices. 
Value Plastics, a Nordson Company, manufactures and markets an innovative line of fluid 
management components designed specifically for flexible tubing. Products include quick 
connect fittings, luer fittings, check valves, tube-to-tube fittings, threaded fittings and blood 
pressure monitoring components. Value Plastics products find global application in 
demanding healthcare OEM, research and specialty industrial applications. 
Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN) delivers precision technology solutions to help 
customers succeed worldwide. The company engineers, manufactures and markets 
differentiated products and systems used for dispensing adhesives, coatings, sealants
biomaterials 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 www.nordson.com
www.twitter.com/Nordson_Corp or www.facebook.com/nordson
Value Pharma™ is a trademark of Value Plastics, a Nordson Company

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