The term dripless, or non-spill, describes a specific type of connector meant to reduce spillage to near zero when the couplings are disconnected. A number of industries count on dripless connectors to meet their requirements to protect equipment, patients, employees or the environment.
Many medical-based applications require minimal air inclusion for accuracy, procedural efficacy or patient safety. In the printing world, ink management prefers non-spill connectors to minimize drips, fumes and air bubbles, and to maximize quality control. The same requirements are important to chemical handlers and packagers. Dripless couplings also are used to protect expensive electronics from damage and at the same time to allow for liquid cooling.