Jacob Holm Opens US Subsidiary

Jacob Holm Industries GmbH, a
Switzerland-based manufacturer of hydroentangled and composite nonwovens, has opened a production
line in Candler, N.C., to serve industrial, hygiene and wipes markets in the Americas. Jacob Holm
Industries (America) Inc. boasts a 4.5-meter-wide line and an annual production capacity of 15,000
metric tons. The plant will process a variety of raw materials including cotton, and also will
offer a variety of off-line after-treatment options.

According to the company, the new facility will offer its North American customers shortened
delivery lead times for innovative and cost-effective products, and will improve access to its
research and development, technical, quality and sales resources.

October 2005