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Texwipe and BACS Contamination Control

Product and Sales Partnership

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For over 50 years, Texwipe has been a worldwide leader in contamination control supplies and critical cleaning products including lint-free cleanroom wipers, pre-wetted wipers, cleanroom swabs, cleanroom stationery, sterile products, TOC kits, cleanroom mopping systems, adhesive mats and more.

It all started in 1964 when Edward Paley invented a product to solve a problem that no one could see. The problem was microcontamination - minute particles that were creating errors on the disk and tape drives of the growing mainframe computer industry. By inventing the first low-lint cloth for cleaning computer equipment, Mr. Paley created a company and invented an industry.

In July 2001, The Texwipe Company, LLC was acquired by Illinois Tool Works, Inc. (ITW). ITW is a multi-billion dollar US Fortune 200 company with nearly 100 years of history. The company's more than 840 businesses are small, decentralised and employ 61,000 people in 57 countries. Today, ITW Texwipe is a preferred supplier of contamination control products and process materials to a variety of industries requiring critical manufacturing environments:

  • aerospace
  • automotive
  • biotechnology
  • food processing
  • data storage
  • medical device
  • pharmaceutical
  • semiconductor
  • telecommunications

Continuing their acquisition of cleanroom consumable product manufacturers, ITW purchased ALMA (Advanced Laminated Materials Applications), a specialist in adhesive coating technology and manufacturer of contamination control mats and protective films. ALMA products are sold worldwide through ITW Texwipe distribution channels.

Headquartered in Kernersville, North Carolina USA, ITW Texwipe supports over 20,000 global customers with a network of distributors backed by ITW Texwipe specialised technical support. Manufacturing centres located in North Carolina, the Philippines and China provide the highest levels of manufacturing technology. All ITW Texwipe products are supported by the most advanced testing and quality control standards in the industry.

BACS Contamination Control began distributing Texwipe’s TX609 TechniCloth® wipe, a product still sold today, to the Australian IT industry for precision cleaning of computer media read-write heads in 1987. Since then, BACS has become the authorised Australasian distributor for ITW Texwipe's full product line. For assistance with any ITW Texwipe or ITW ALMA product you see on, please contact BACS Customer Service on 1800 687 179 or via e-mail Alternatively, you can fill in this form.