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News: 08/12/2014

Leister Technologies announces acquisition of Seamtek, Inc.

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CHICAGO — August 11, 2014 — Leister Technologies AG, the worldwide leader in plastic welding and hot-air equipment, is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of the business assets of Seamtek, Inc. based in Sandpoint, Idaho. Seamtek, Inc. has been providing innovative hot-air welding / seaming equipment to the technical textile industry since 1996.

With this strategic move, Leister provides best-in-class manufacturing facilities, a worldwide  network of service centers and a superior portfolio of hot-air welding equipment for which the  Seamtek line is a perfect fit.

“We have transitioned operations under the Leister Seamtek name, and the production of the Seamtek  product lines has been relocated to our state-of-the-art, ISO: 9001-certified manufacturing  facility in Switzerland,” explained Jerry Zybko, general manager of Leister Technologies, LLC.

Leister will debut the new Leister SEAMTEK 36  stationary welder to the North American industrial  fabric audience at the IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo in Minneapolis, October 14 – 16.

The digital technology of the SEAMTEK 36 stationary welding machine ensures perfectly-welded,  long-lasting seams. From beginning to end, each step of the welding process is digitally-controlled  for optimal accuracy and seam integrity. With Its easily configurable, modular construction and  wide range of pressure rollers and nozzle widths, the SEAMTEK 36 guarantees the greatest flexibility.

Customers are encouraged to stop by booth #345 to see the new SEAMTEK 36 and speak with company  executives about their application. Once there, register for a chance to win a TRIAC industrial  fabric welding kit.
Product demos will be available.


About Leister Technologies AG
Leister Technologies AG (www.leister.com) has been the worldwide leader in plastic welding and hot-air equipment for more than 65 years. The Swiss manufacturer’s plastic-welding products are  used in roof se-welding products are used in roof sealing systems, floor coverings, plastic sheeting, earthworks, hydraulic and tunnel engineering, process  equipment manufacturing and for vehicle repair; its process heat products are used for activating, heating, curing, melting, shrinking, welding, sterilizing, drying and warming.

Leister’s global headquarters is in Kaegiswil, Switzerland with sales and service centers in more than 90 countries. With a commitment to quality, the company is ISO 9001 certified, and develops  and produces all its products and accessories (more than 10,000 items) on its own state-of-the-art  manufacturing premises.

About Leister USA
Headquartered  in  Chicago,  Leister  Technologies  LLC  (www.leisterusa.com)  is  a  subsidiary   of  Leister Technologies AG. It supports the sales and service of Leister’s full line of process  heat, plastic welding, laser and microsystem products through its wide network of distribution partners across North America.

Media Contacts:

Daniel Schmid daniel.schmid@leister.com
+41 41 662 75 92

Daphne Mischel daphne.mischel@leisterusa.com
+1 630 361 9021



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