Duluth, Georgia-based Nordson Corporation was presented with the 2007 ICE Innovation Award for Coating and Laminating products at the fifth International Converting Exhibition (ICE) in Munich, Germany, for its FS200 rotating drum melter.
The melter minimises adhesive loss and reduces disposal costs by up to 10 percent compared to conventional drum melters. Employing a unique design, the melter inverts 55-gallon (200 litre) drums 180 degrees to melt and pump adhesive, virtually eliminating the "cookie" of adhesive commonly left at the bottom of the drum.
In addition to processing over 99 percent of the entire adhesive in the bulk containers the FS200 has a melt rate up to 20 percent faster than conventional bulk melters. A Profibus interface allows easy integration into existing manufacturing operations.
The melter can be used in a wide variety of industries including converting, coating and laminating, diaper, adult incontinence and feminine care product manufacturing and general assembly operations.
The bi-annual ICE trade show took place March 27-29, 2007 and serves the interest of the converting community. The show draws over 270 exhibitor companies and attendees from over 54 countries worldwide.
The panel of judges for the ICE Innovation awards included Lutz Jacob (ExxonMobil/Afera Association), Otto Plassman (INEOS Cologne/TAPPI) and Nora Hermann (C2 Deutschland magazine editor).