On 16 October 2009, Tekni-Plex Europe, Erembodegem, Belgium, acquired all the assets of Top-Seals Dichtungseinlagen, Gronau (Leine), Germany, to strengthen the position of its Tri-Seal® gasket and liner business. The acquired company will operate under the name Top-Seals.

Top-Seals Dichtungseinlagen is a well-known producer of liners and gaskets for the closure industry. The company has been operating for 20 years and has established a solid reputation for providing excellent customer value through its products and associated services.

Tekni-Plex Europe, Belgium, is a division of Tekni-Plex USA. The European business unit, with companies in Belgium, Italy and Belfast, is supplier to the packaging, pharmaceutical and medical device markets and is trading under the names Action Technology, Tri-Seal, Natvar®, Tekni-Films and Colorite®.

Luc Vercruyssen, managing director of Tekni-Plex Europe, states: “Joining the forces between Tekni-Plex Europe and Top-Seals will strengthen our position as a global, top-class supplier of liners and gaskets to the packaging industry. We expect to enhance our potential business development through linking the manufacturing technology of Top-Seals with the present Tri-Seal capabilities. We believe that the synergy between the two companies will have positive effects for growing the combined business based on reliable, high-quality manufacturing, technological innovative products and a focus on customer service and solutions. Through the worldwide organization of Tekni-Plex, we will bring these offerings not only to our European customers but also to customers around the globe.”

Paul Young, CEO of Tekni-Plex, states: “We have long admired the Top-Seals business and are happy to add to our portfolio of European businesses.”