Tencel Expands Production At Alabama Facility

England-based Tencel Ltd., a member of the Acordis Group, is to increase production at its Mobile,
Ala., Tencel® lyocell fiber manufacturing facility in the second quarter. The increase will bring
the plant to full operating capacity. The company reports its plant in England also is running at
full capacity, and demand continues to outstrip supply.

“This is excellent news and will allow us to further capitalize on the significant progress
made [in 2002] in establishing Tencel as a fiber of choice in the nonwovens market,” said Mark
Lejman, CEO. “It will also enhance our strong position in the apparel sector and enable us to
further develop industrial and home textile applications.

February 2003