Martex Creates Eco-Wipers Division

Martex Fiber Southern Corp., a Spartanburg-based textile company specializing in textile
recycling and textile waste removal, has launched a new division, Eco-Wipers, to offer wiping
cloths made from preconsumer cloth waste reclaimed from apparel manufacturing operations. The
product line will include new colored, bleached and unbleached flat and fleeced knit wipers for
such end-users as food-service, janitorial and paint companies, as well as for the general public
through major retail outlets.

“We are aggressively seeking new customers,” said Jerry Satterfield, newly hired as vice
president of sales for Eco-Wipers. “I am confident that a strong market exists for our high-quality
products. Our commitment to providing an environmentally responsible product will also be a way to
reach customers who want to make purchasing decisions that add to the sustainability of our

April 4, 2006