Inventa-Fischer Secures Order

Switzerland-based Inventa-Fischer AG, a member of the EMS-group, has secured an order from China.
The contract covers the design and supply of a plant to produce 200,000 tons of polyester chips per
year, using terephthalic acid and ethylene glycol as starting materials. The value of this contract
is approximately CHF 35 million.The plant will be operated by Shandong Zibo Universal New Materials
Co. Ltd. at Zibo, Shandong Province. Production is scheduled to begin at the end of 2001.

May 2001