DyStar Acquires Texanlab; DyStar Colours, Coatema Collaborate

India-based DyStar has finalized its acquisition of India-based accredited third-party quality
control testing services company Texanlab Laboratories Pvt. Ltd. The company joins Color Solutions
International, Expert Solutions and Ecology Solutions as a member of the DyStar Textile Services
team. Ullhas Nimkar has been named ambassador emeritus and advisor of Texanlab.

“With the newly relocated and upgraded flagship laboratory in Navi Mumbai, we are confident
that we are better positioned to service international retailers and brands who are sourcing for
top quality and ecologically friendly garments in India,” said Simon Collinson, director of DyStar
Textile Services. “Moreover, we are glad to announce that Mr. Nimkar will continue his service with
us, and I am sure his experience and wealth of knowledge in the field of textile testing will
support and help the development of our future expansion plans.”

In other company news, Germany-based DyStar Colours Deutschland GmbH has signed an agreement
with Germany-based Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH — a manufacturer of coating, printing and
laminating technology. Under the agreement, the two companies will collaborate to develop denim
application technologies for DyStar’s Indigo Vat 40% Solution. They also will cooperate on minimal
application technologies for prereduced indigo, indigo and vat dyes; and other effects chemicals
for yarns, fabrics and other substrates.

“With DyStar and Coatema, the technology leaders for indigo and coating machines have got
together,” said Günther Widler, head of denim technology, DyStar. “This offers the unique
opportunity to create new, never-before-seen denim effects.”

October 12, 2010