Breaking News

ITW acquires Teknek

July 18, 2011

The manufacturer of web cleaning systems is based in Glasgow, Scotland.

Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) has acquired Teknek, a manufacturer of contact sheet cleaning and web cleaning systems for converting and other industrial markets. Teknek will be a wholly owned subsidiary of ITW and will become a part of the company’s existing Electrostatics business platform, within the Electronics Group.

In 1984, Teknek invented a process of contact cleaning using a combination of rubber pick-up rollers combined with an adhesive roll system. Contact cleaning has become a popular choice for many manufacturers where surface contamination has become an issue.

“Contact cleaning is used in many critical processes, such as printing and converting as well as printed circuit board assembly. Teknek’s strong reputation, product development and worldwide footprint complement ITW’s existing electronic and industrial businesses within the Electrostatics platform marketed under the Simco-Ion, Eltex and Electrostatic Technology brands,” says Michael Oldt, Electrostatics Group general manager.

Teknek’s operations will continue unchanged. Its corporate office is in Glasgow, Scotland, with other facilities throughout the world.

Illinois Tool Works is a Fortune 200 global diversified industrial manufacturer. The company’s key business platforms, including welding, automotive OEM, industrial packaging, food equipment, construction, polymers and fluids, test and measurement, electronics, decorative surfaces and automotive aftermarket, employ more than 60,000 people worldwide. ITW’s revenues totaled $15.9 billion in 2010, with more than half generated outside of the United States.

  • Getting Educated at Labelexpo

    Getting Educated at Labelexpo

    Steve Katz, Editor||September 7, 2016
    With a wide range of presentations, expert-led master classes and machinery demonstrations, there is no shortage of learning

  • Drupa 2016 a ‘resounding success’

    Drupa 2016 a ‘resounding success’

    Steve Katz, Editor||July 15, 2016
    The label industry was well-represented as visitors showed strong interest in the latest printing technologies.

  • Label & Narrow Web Job Market Report

    Label & Narrow Web Job Market Report

    Dan Miller||July 15, 2016
    A look at the trends and challenges affecting the label industry’s talent search.