Dukane Corp. has made another acquisition, buying the assets and intellectual property of Aurizon LLC, a Wisconsin maker of rotary ultrasonic systems for converting nonwoven materials, bonding textiles and films and sealing packages.
Terms of the deal, announced Aug. 5, were not disclosed. Aurizon is in Kimberly, Wis.
Dukane, a plastic welding systems manufacturer based in St. Charles, Ill., has worked with Aurizon over the years to develop a generator system for continuous ultrasonic bonding, sealing and converting.
The acquisition means both companies can share their technical expertise in the hygiene, personal care, medical disposable and packaging industries, officials said.
Dukane's product line of ultrasonic vibration welders, spin welders, laser welders, hot plate welders, hot gas welders and infrared welders will now be complimented by Aurizon's rotary ultrasonic technology.
"I have personally worked with Aurizon's team for over 25 years," Dukane President and CEO Mike Johnston said. "Knowing their technical capabilities and seeing the products they have developed makes me very proud to have Aurizon part of the Dukane organization."
Both companies will work together to develop new products and advanced technologies.
Aurizon will continue to do sales, support, manufacturing and design at the Wisconsin factory. Dukane plans to expand the capabilities of Aurizon's application lab, which specializes in rotary ultrasonic applications, to also hand fixed-blade horn technology.
Dukane has made two other acquisitions in the last two years. In June, Dukane bought Blackhawk Technology Group LLC, an Oregon contract manufacturer of laser plastic welding services and equipment. In 2015, Dukane acquired German hot gas welding equipment maker KVT Bielefeld GmbH.