Nordson Corporation is a manufacturer of equipment used for precision material dispensing, testing and inspection, surface preparation and curing. Its technology-based systems can be found in production facilities globally. It serves diverse markets, including the consumer non-durable, consumer durable and technology end markets including packaging, nonwovens, electronics, medical, appliances, energy, transportation, building and construction, and general product assembly and finishing. Its products are marketed through a network of direct operations in more than 30 countries. The Company operates in three segments: Adhesive Dispensing Systems, Advanced Technology Systems and Industrial Coating Systems. In August 2014, it acquired Avalon Laboratories Holding Corp. In September 2014, the Company acquired Dima Group B.V., Netherlands based manufacturer of conformal coating, and dispensing and surface mount technology (SMT) equipment for global electronics assembly market.