Nordson Corp., Westlake, Ohio, earlier this week announced that it has signed a license and distribution agreement with Greensboro, N.C.–based Sensory Analytics, a leading developer of innovative coating measurement systems. The distribution agreement enables the exclusive use of certain Sensory Analytics SpecMetrix coating measurement technologies within new Nordson coating measurement offerings for container manufacturers.

"We are confident that our new cScan+ coating measurement offerings, powered by SpecMetrix technology, will help improve the coating quality and reduce the coating costs of container manufacturers worldwide," said Doug Bloomfield, vice president of Nordson’s Industrial Coating and Automotive Systems Division. "Nordson appreciates the unique challenges being faced by global manufacturers of coated products, and we remain committed to working closely with them to ensure their continued success."

Sensory Analytics principals concur. "We are excited to partner with a recognized global coating systems leader such as Nordson to bring the tremendous benefits of our SpecMetrix coating measurement technologies to container manufacturers worldwide," said Greg Frisby, CEO. "These new, non-contact coating measurement systems from Nordson will help beverage and food container manufacturers optimize their coating quality while reducing product costs."

Nordson Industrial Coating and Automotive Systems, a worldwide leader in powder coating and liquid spray equipment and technology, is a division of Nordson Corp., one of the world's leading producers of precision dispensing equipment that applies adhesives, sealants, and coatings to a broad range of consumer and industrial products during manufacturing operations. The company also manufactures equipment used in the testing and inspection of electronic components, as well as technology-based systems used for curing and surface treatment processes. Sensory Analytics is a fast-growing leader in the development of high-precision coating thickness measurement systems for manufacturers. SpecMetrix portable and automated coating measurement systems are bringing real-time coating quality measurement and process validation to manufacturers within the packaging, aerospace, electronics, medical devices, and industrial coatings markets.

The first Nordson cScan+ coating measurement systems featuring SpecMetrix technology will be introduced to the global packaging industry (booth # 3-333) at the MetPack 2008 Show in Essen, Germany, this week.