Trützschler Acquires SwissTex Winterthur

Trützschler Group, Germany, has acquired Switzerland-based SwissTex Winterthur AG’s bulked
continuous filament (BCF) and industrial yarns business, including personnel and intellectual
property, and will incorporate it into its Trützschler Man-made Fibers business under the name
Trützschler Switzerland AG.

Trützschler Switzerland will continue to offer spare parts, upgrades and customized systems
for processing BCF and industrial yarns. Plans call for its further development as part of
Trützschler Man-made Fibers.

PrimeTex Technology LLC, Dalton, Ga., has been providing parts, equipment and services to
SwissTex’s U.S. and Canadian customers, and now represents Trützschler Switzerland in that

November/December 2012