Dorlastan® Spandex Celebrates 40 Years

Germany-based Dorlastan Fibers & Monofil GmbH, part of LANXESS, also based in Germany, is
celebrating the 40th anniversary of the first Dorlastan® spandex fiber production. Since its
introduction in 1964, almost 150,000 metric tons of Dorlastan have been produced. “The
consolidation of operations at our sites makes us the supplier of choice for our market segment,”
said Jorg Hellwig, managing director. “Dorlastan is a success story that will continue to make
history in the textile industry.”

September 2004