Inventa-Fischer Awarded DuBay Polymer Contract

Germany-based DuBay Polymer GmbH, a joint venture of DuPont and Bayer AG, has awarded a contract to
Berlin-based Inventa-Fischer GmbHandCo. KG to build a turnkey plant for the production of
high-viscose polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) in Hamm Uentrop, Germany. The project is valued at
more than 50 million euros.Inventa-Fischer, a subsidiary of Switzerland-based EMS-Chemie Holding
AG, will supply the technology, engineering, equipment, plant control, building, infrastructure and
utility distribution for, as well as erect and commission the continuously operating
polycondensation plant. Using Inventa-Fischers modern two-reactor process technology, the plant
will produce 80,000 tons per year of PBT, which is used in molded composites for the automotive and
electronic industries.

May 2002