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Nordson buys couplings and fittings maker LinkTech


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September 3, 2016 by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to broaden its product offering for medical and select non-medical applications, injection molding and extrusion equipment maker Nordson Corporation is acquiring Linktech Quick Couplings Inc., a Ventura, Calif.-based designer, manufacturer and distributor of engineered couplings and fittings.

The terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

“LinkTech broadens our solutions offering to our customers within our fittings and connectors product line and fills a strategic gap in our growing portfolio of single use, highly engineered components,” said Nordson corporate vice president Jeff Pembroke.  “We expect to build on the current strong performance of LinkTech by leveraging Nordson’s scale, sales channel and continuous improvement competencies, very similar to the successful approach we have taken with other recent product acquisitions in our medical portfolio.” 

Founded in 2005 and employing approximately 30 people, LinkTech will become part of the Nordson Medical product line within Nordson’s Advanced Technology Systems segment. LinkTech’s product offering includes plastic couplings, metal couplings, polypropylene couplings, and plastic tubing connectors used in insufflation tubing sets, deep vein thrombosis, clinical instrumentation, compression cryotherapy, pulmonary equipment and several other applications.

Nordson was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Westlake, Ohio. The company engineers, manufactures and markets products and systems used for precision dispensing of adhesives, coatings, sealants, biomaterials, fluids and other materials,  plastic extrusion and injection molding, electronics testing and inspecting, and surface preparation.