Thrace-Linq Installs NSC Nonwoven Needlepunch Line

Polypropylene geosynthetic textiles manufacturer Thrace-Linq Inc., Summerville, S.C. — a subsidiary
of Thrace Plastics Co. S.A., Greece — has commissioned a state-of-the-art needlepunch line from
France-based NSC nonwoven.

Textile equipment and systems distributor Ford Trimble & Associates, Burnsville, N.C.,
assisted with delivery and installation of the line.

“Our newest nonwovens line brings Thrace-Linq into the new millennium, and the purchase
allows us to maintain focus on our key target markets, strengthen our core competencies and
accelerate growth while improving operational efficiencies and returning shareholder value,” said
Davis Taylor, vice president, Thrace-Linq.

July/August 2009