Thrace-Linq Commissions NSC Nonwoven Needlepunch Line

Summerville, S.C.-based Thrace-Linq Inc. – a manufacturer of woven and nonwoven polypropylene
geosynthetic technical fabrics; and a member of The Thrace Plastics Group, a subsidiary of
Greece-based Thrace Plastics Co. S.A. – recently commissioned a state-of-the-art needlepunch line
from France-based NSC nonwoven.

Burnsville, N.C.-based Ford Trimble & Associates – a supplier of equipment and systems
for the production of nonwovens, technical fabrics and traditional wovens – worked with Thrace-
Linq and NSC nonwoven to deliver the high-performance line for technical fabrics that met
Thrace-Linq’s specifications.

“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.

June 9, 2009