Teknek to Present at AIMCAL Web Coating Conference

Glasgow, United Kingdom, September 17, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Sheila Hamilton, technical director of Teknek, is to present a technical paper at the AIMCAL (Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators) Web Coating Conference in Reno, Nevada (October 23-26).

Teknek is the global leader in contact cleaning and yield improvement technology and the presentation will focus on the appropriate application of contact cleaning within the production of coated products. In particular the talk will look at the impact of contamination in emerging technologies such as OPV (Organic Photovoltaic) and plastic electronics where the requirement for high barrier coatings means that even miniscule defects are detrimental to product lifespan.

Ruaridh Nicolson, Teknek’s sales and marketing manager said: “Independent research produced by DuPont Teijin Films1 has proven that contact cleaning is more efficient than traditional vacuum systems, in fact on average 30% better.”

He added: “Our equipment is based on many years of research and development into polymer science to produce the optimum cleaning core. This engineered technology will produce dramatic yield improvements when cleaning technical films. With over 20 years working in this sector, Sheila is very capable of presenting our technology and the benefits it brings.”

For further information about Teknek please visit www.teknek.com or call +44(0)141 568 8100.

For further information about the AIMCAL conference please visit www.aimcal.org

1. “Cleaning of Polyester Films Prior to Vacuum Coating”; Dupont Teijin Films UK Ltd (presentation at AIMCAL Fall Conference,18 October 2010).

About Teknek

Teknek is the global leader in contact cleaning equipment for a number of sectors including semi-conductors, converting, printing, medical and solar cells.
The equipment helps manufacturers increase production yields and reduce wastage by removing contamination. Over 90% of Teknek’s equipment is exported overseas.

Since July 2011 Teknek has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works Inc. With nearly 100 years of history, Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW) is a Fortune 200 global diversified industrial manufacturer. The Company's value-added consumables, equipment and service businesses serve customers in developed as well as emerging markets around the globe. ITW'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 of these revenues generated outside of the United States.

To learn more, please visit www.teknek.com or www.itw.com.

Rory Nicolson