AF&Y Becomes Sole Telas Damar Supplier

Chapel Hill, N.C.-based American
Fibers and Yarns Co. (AF&Y) is now the exclusive supplier of polypropylene yarns to
Mexico-based upholstery fabric manufacturer Telas Damar S.A. C.V. As a result, Telas Damar has shut
down its extrusion equipment to focus its resources on serving customers better and delivering
fabric within two weeks of ordering.

In other company news, Joan Fabrics, Tyngsboro, Mass., has selected AF&Y’s Innova® — a
man-made fiber with a cotton-like hand and luster — to use in a collection of ultra-performance
fabrics, called Vibrant SP, for interior and casual residential furniture. Developed by AF&Y
and Joan Fabrics, the fabrics are said to be stain-, mildew-, fade- and ultraviolet-resistant for
up to 2,000 hours.

Additionally, AF&Y’s Marquesa® technology is now featured in Valley, Ala.-based Johnston
Textiles Inc.’s Wellington Ultima Performance Finish Fabrics for the contract market. The fabrics
are bleach-cleanable, stain- and bacteria-resistant, and have a barrier finish that repels fluids.

November/December 2005