Bonino Carding Machines Forms New Division

Italy-based Bonino Carding Machines S.a.s. has formed a new division to market its Aircarding
technology-based Turbo Cards. The patent-pending technology will be available in individual
machinery or turnkey plants. Various natural or man-made fibers and blends can be processed using
the Aircarding technology. A special feature on the machine allows manufacturers to add secondary
products, such as powder or foam, into the fiber blend. According to Bonino, fiber laydown can be
controlled in the X, Y and Z directions, while maintaining even web distribution.

“Our new Aircarding machinery is able to form a nonwoven web from very light weights to very
heavy weights per square meter at high production rates,” said Chiara Bonino, marketing director.

February 2004