Performance Fibers To Expand Yarn Production In Germany

Richmond, Va.-based Performance
Fibers will expand capacity by more than 10 percent at its Bad Hersfeld, Germany, facility — which
currently produces low-denier industrial (LDI) yarn used in laminated and coated fabrics, and
sewing threads — with a multimillion dollar investment in draw winder machinery. The new line of
machinery is expected to be online by the middle of this year.

“This investment keeps our state-of-the-art facility in Bad Hersfeld competitive and
strengthens our position as a leading provider of LDI yarns for specialty applications,” said Greg
Rogowski, president and CEO.

January/February 2007