Nordson Corporation Acquisition of LinkTech Quick Couplings, Inc.
Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN) is broadening its fluid management product offering for medical and select non-medical applications with the acquisition of LinkTech Quick Couplings, Inc., a Ventura, California designer, manufacturer and distributor of highly engineered precision couplings and fittings. The transaction is not material to Nordson results and is being funded under Nordson’s existing revolving credit facility. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
LinkTech Announces New Cleanroom and Manufacturing Expansion
LinkTech has expanded their headquarters in order to increase product cleanliness, manufacturing capabilities and to accommodate expected business growth for 2016 and beyond.
New 30AC Small All Plastic Series Couplings
The New 30AC Series is the first small all plastic series coupling. It offers the same 1/8” flow size as the 20 Series but is more reliable with less moving parts due to its advanced design with no external springs. Its cost efficient all plastic thumb-latch design makes an audible click when coupled to ensure a secure connection. The 30AC Series is produced in a durable natural Acetal (POM) thermoplastic and is resistant to most mild chemicals. Its unique connection does not connect or interchange with the 20 Series or any similar thumb-latch type couplings. It is manufactured to be trouble free for many years of service and has been cycle tested to 100,000 connections.
New 60 Series UV Resistant Couplings
The New 60PP-Black Series couplings offer 3/8” flow size and are produced from medical grade, gamma sterilizable, UV-resistant polypropylene. The solid “Black-out” color allows the ability to color key applications, as well as makes these couplings significantly more resistant to UV radiation due to its already advanced raw material capabilities. The New 60PS-Black Series couplings offer 3/8” flow size and are manufactured from high performance thermoplastic Udel Polysulfone. The solid “Black-out” color allows for the ability to color key applications and provides a greater UV radiation resistance than 60PS-White couplings, in addition to their inherent stability at high temperatures.
New 65PS Series Large Flow Couplings
The New 65PS Series couplings offer 1/2” flow capacity and are manufactured from high performance thermoplastic Udel Polysulfone. 65PS couplings have a full flow, non-valved, smooth internal bore that doubles the flow of the 60 Series with minimal turbulence. These autoclavable couplings are extremely durable and withstand chemical resistance. 65PS Series couplings interconnect with 65GP Series as well as other compatible plastic latch type couplings.
New 100 Series Multiport Couplings
The New 100 Series couplings offer 1/16″ flow capacity and are available in a durable natural Acetal (POM) thermoplastic or a medical grade, gamma sterilizable Polypropylene. These couplings feature an intuitive slide latch that easily connects and disconnects up to ten fluid lines. For Acetal versions, they are available with or without valves on the socket side. For Polypropylene versions, the fluid lies are equipped with a free flowing path. The New 100 Series couplings can accommodate up to ten 1/16″, 3mm or 1/8″ flow size inserts to meet specific application needs. The 100AC Series couplings interconnect with the 100PP Series couplings as well as other similar industry multi-line slide-latch type couplings.
New 60PS Series Large Flow Couplings
Set to launch July 2014, these 3/8″ flow polysulfone couplings are more durable and stable at higher temperatures. They come in valved and non-valved configurations and are known to replace brass in pressurized hot water applications.
New 60PP Series Large Flow Couplings
LinkTech’s new 60PP Series Couplings offer the highest available 3/8″ flow with both valved and non-valved configurations. These medical grade polypropylene couplings come equipped with a larger, more robust thumb-latch as well as a new and improved panel mount design that is set to launch July 2014.
New Dual Tube Couplings
These couplings are LinkTech’s new dual free flow path technology which allows two separate fluid lines to run simultaneously all in one coupling. The 42AB Series couplings offer 3/32″ flow capacity and are manufactured from medical grade ABS material.
New 50PP Series Couplings
LinkTech’s new 50PP Series Couplings offer 1/4″ flow and are produced from medical grade gamma sterilizable polypropylene. The 50PP Series polypropylene couplings offer greater chemical resistance and they are available in both valved and non-valved configurations.
Solvay’s Radel PPSU Replaces Metal in LinkTech’s Proprietary Quick Couplings for Surgical Sterilization Unit
Radel PPSU is a super-tough thermoplastic with high heat resistance, exceptional hydrolytic stability and excellent chemical resistance. LinkTech’s expanded product line of Radel Couplings was featured in a Press Release by Solvay Specialty Polymers based out of Brussels.
New Twist Lock Couplings
These couplings are LinkTech’s smallest quick connectors yet. The new twist lock couplings come equipped with a new and improved “Easy Grip Barrel” that provides an ergonomic handle with a non-slip more secure grip and reliable connection every time.
Anti-Rotational Feature Minimizes Risk of Tangled Tubing
LinkTech’s new “Patent Pending” Anti-Rotational plugs prevent coupling rotation. These couplings allow for an aligned connection every time and minimize the risk of tangled or crossed tubing connections.
New Push-In Couplings
LinkTech’s new Push-In Couplings offer the highest flow with no installation tooling needed. It connects with most plastic and copper tubing for easy connections. These LT couplings are designed and manufactured as trouble free with a long service life.
New Almond Polypropylene Couplings
LinkTech polypropylene couplings are now available in New Legacy Almond and Modern Cool Grey colors. These new color combinations allow customers to chose their preferred custom coupling color improving their device aesthetics.
LinkTech Supports Medical Device Innovation With Its New Patented 50BAC Series Breakaway Connectors
LinkTech’s customer, WElkins, received clearance from the FDA for their EMT/ICU Temperature Management System which features LinkTech’s Breakaway Connectors.
Solvay’s Radel PPSU Replaces Acetal in Quick Couplings for Surgical Sterilization Unit
PPSU provides better chemical resistance, reduced maintenance, and extended service life. LinkTech’s expanded product line of Radel Couplings was featured in a Press Release by Solvay Specialty Polymers based out of Brussels.