Johnson Controls And Polymer Group Partnership

Johnson Controls Inc., Milwaukee, Wis., and Polymer Group Inc., North Charleston, S.C., have
announced a mutually exclusive strategic supplier partnership.The Polymer Group will work with
Johnson Controls to develop and supply a variety of fiber-based products for headliners and other
automotive interior components.”The Polymer Groups unmatched reputation for innovation and
manufacturing excellence coupled with its outstanding technological capabilities made this
partnership a natural fit,” said Bob Stander, vice president and general manager, product and
business development, overhead systems, Johnson Controls. “As a result of this partnership, our
customers will not only benefit from Johnson Controls vehicle interior integration experience, but
also from the Polymer Groups APEX technologies and their experience in nonwovens and engineered
materials,” Stander added.

October 2000