Oerlikon Neumag Announces Carpet Yarn Line Sales

Oerlikon Neumag, Germany — the nonwoven, bulk-continuous-filament (BCF) carpet yarn and man-made
staple fiber machinery business unit of Oerlikon Textile GmbH & Co. KG — reports that since
the start of 2010, it has completed more than 20 BCF carpet yarn line orders by major carpet
manufacturers in the United States, Brazil, Turkey, China and Russia. Polyester yarns account for
more than half the 100,000-plus tons of production capacity.

According to Oerlikon Neumag, polyester demand has grown because the yarns are more
cost-efficient to produce than other yarns, among other reasons; and it is expected that the growth
rate for polyester will outpace the rate for other carpet fibers.

July/August 2010