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 appliance, automotive, bookbinding, container, converting, electronics, food and beverage, furniture, life sciences and medical, light emitting diodes (LED), metal finishing, nonwoven, packaging, semiconductor and solar energy industries. 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. On January 5, 2010, it completed the acquisition of G L T Gesellschaft fur Lottechnik mbH (GLT), a German distributor of Nordson EFD dispensing systems and related products. In July 2011, it acquired Verbruggen NV.