Nordson Corporation has purchased certain assets of Kodama Chemical Industry Co., a licenced distributor for EDI, which it acquired in June.
Nordson said the new division, Nordson EDI Japan, will provide new-die sales to extrusion processors, web converters, and OEMs in Japan and Taiwan and carry out final manufacturing steps on equipment to enhance die performance.
The firm added the deal means they can draw on the organization’s technical and manufacturing capabilities to establish a division to supply and support its extrusion die customers in Japan and Taiwan and provide remanufacturing services throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
“Nordson EDI recognizes that, for extrusion processors and web converters, every day of lost production time means a substantial reduction in the output of saleable goods,” said Godfrey M. Sandham, vice president and general manager of Nordson EDI.
“By establishing a new division in Japan, we will help customers in the Asia-Pacific to maximize productivity and reduce downtime by having regional access to support and remanufacturing services.”