SDL Acquires Textile Innovators

United Kingdom-based SDL International Group has acquired Textile Innovators, Windsor, N.C.Textile
Innovators is a major supplier of fabrics and consumable items used in the textile, detergent and
laundry-machine industries.Russell Crompton, president, SDL America, Charlotte, N.C., will oversee
the expansion of Textile Innovators into new products and new markets. Luther Myers, founder of
Textile Innovators, will remain with the company, while the original co-owner, Steve Lane, will
retire, continuing on a consultancy basis for ASTM and AATCC committee work.

October 2001