1990

 

1998

Signode developed High-Strength Tenax® polyester strapping, which later replaced steel strapping in many applications, including lumber and panel products, cotton bales, brick cubes and paper rolls.

Global industry managers are named to address product development and marketing issues affecting selected industries worldwide.

 

1991

1992

1999

Strapex Belgium was launched.

Strapex Italy was launched.

Illinois Tool Works Inc. USA acquires Strapex Group.

 
Sealstrap

1993

1999

IRGL Group was sold to Barlo Group

The Sealstrap division became known as Barlo Packaging

 

1992

1996

Haloila introduces the high speed Octopus Genius.

Introduction of automatic reel change device for one shift function.

 

1992
 

1997

1998

Wholly owned sales company, Haubold-Embrag, was established in Switzerland and joint ownership was arranged with an Austrian sales company, Heftpohl GmbH.

Air-Hammer s.r.o. in the Czech Republic was established.

Josef Kihlberg acquired British Ind. Fastening, BIF, from Lawtons Ltd. Started trading as Josef Kihlberg Ltd in January 2000.

 

1998

New patent "Stapling head with tension strap pulley".

 

1998

Kiwiplan became privately owned by its founders and management.