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Colder Products Introduces new NS4 Series Non-Spill COUPLINGS

Press release from the issuing company

St. Paul, MN -- September 23, 2003 - Colder Products Company (CPC), the leading provider of controlled performance connections to printing, industrial, and packaging markets, unveils its new NS4 Series Non-Spill Coupling. The NS4 features a non-spill shut-off valve that enhances operator safety and speeds connection time. The non-spill coupling provides a lightweight, durable, compact and economical replacement for expensive metal non-spill couplings, ball valves, and spill-prone fittings. The NS4 is the second in a new series of non-spill couplings introduced by Colder Products in 2003. As a smaller version of the recently announced NSH Series Non-Spill Coupling, the 1/4" NS4 utilizes a different non-spill valve design that is ideal for use in ink handling applications, chemical delivery systems, electronic cooling systems, instrumentation, and medical devices. "There is a pressing need to eliminate spills of even a few drops when customer safety, mess and clean-up, costly media loss or customer perception is an issue," said Andy Hass, Business Unit Manager, Industrial Markets at Colder Products. "The NS4 provides a non-spill, single-click connection that enables OEMs to increase the value of their equipment by combining a small coupling size with excellent flow characteristics." As with all CPC connection solutions, the NS4 incorporates an easy-to-use thumb latch to allow for secure, single-handed operation. An audible "click" confirms that a secure connection is made. The main components of the NS4 are made out of glass-filled polypropylene with 316 stainless steel springs and EPDM or optional FKM o-ring seals, which provide high resistance to a wide variety of corrosive media. The NS4's olefinic overmolding increases the durability of the connection and provides a better grip for users. The overmolding is also used for color-coding, which provides instant visual differentiation of diverse media lines. The new non-spill connection can withstand operating pressures from vacuum to 120 psig (8.3 bar) and temperatures from 32oF to 120oF (0oC to 49oC). The coupling features terminations of 3/8" OD PTF compression; 1/8", 1/4" and 3/8" ID hose barb; and 1/4" male NPT thread and 1/4" male BSPT thread. Mounting options include in-line, pipe thread, and sealing panel mount.