oards, micro electronic mechanical systems, semiconductor packaging, light emitting diodes and solar energy. Industrial Coating Systems This segment provides both standard and highly-customized equipment used primarily for applying coatings, paint, finishes, sealants and other materials, and curing and drying of dispensed material. This segment primarily serves the consumer durables market. Cold Materials: Automated and manual dispensing products and systems used to apply multiple component adhesive and sealant materials in the general industrial and transportation manufacturing industries. Major markets include aerospace, alternative energy, appliances, automotive, building and construction, composites, electronics and medical. Container Coating: Automated and manual dispensing and curing systems used to coat and cure containers. Major markets include beverage containers and food cans. Curing and Drying Systems: Ultraviolet equipment used primarily in curing and drying operations for specialty coatings, semiconductor materials and paints. Major markets include electronics, containers, and durable goods products. Liquid Finishing: Automated and manual dispensing systems used to apply liquid paints and coatings to consumer and industrial products. Major markets include automotive components, construction, metal shelving, and drums. Powder Coating: Automated and manual dispensing systems used to apply powder paints and coatings to a variety of metal, plastic and wood products. Major markets include agriculture and construction equipment, appliances, automotive components, home and office furniture, lawn and garden equipment, pipe coating, and wood and metal shelving. Intellectual Property The company’s intellectual property portfolios include patents, trade secrets, know-how, domain names, trademarks, and trade names. As of October 31, 2012, it held 435 United States patents and 892 foreign patents and had 235 United States patent applications pending and 814 foreign patent applications pending. The company’s patent portfolio has expiration dates ranging from January 2013 to April 2037. It also owns various trademarks in the United States and foreign countries, including registered trademarks for Nordson, Asymtek, Dage, EDI, EFD, Micromedics, Value Plastics, and Xaloy and various common law trademarks. As of October 31, 2012, it had a total of 1,137 trademark registrations in the United States and in various foreign countries. Seasonal Variation in Business Generally, the highest volume of sales occurs in the company’s fourth quarter (year ended October 31, 2012) due in large part to the timing of customers’ capital spending programs. Accordingly, first quarter sales volume is typically the lowest of the year due to timing of customers’ capital spending programs and customer holiday shutdowns. Research and Development For the period ended October 31, 2012, the company’s research and development expenses were approximately $36,535. History Nordson Corporation was founded in 1935.
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28601 Clemens Road
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