Illinois Tool Works Inc. has acquired contact sheet cleaning and web cleaning solutions manufacturer Teknek. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 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 the process of contact cleaning using a combination of rubber pick-up rollers combined with an adhesive roll system. Contact cleaning is used in many critical processes, such as printing, converting and packaging as well as printed circuit board assembly.
Teknek reports its operations will continue unchanged and customers can expect to receive the same high level of support and innovation.