Nextec Opens Manufacturing Facility In Singapore

Vista, Calif.-based Nextec Applications Inc. has opened a new manufacturing plant in Singapore. The
high-tech facility is part of Nextecs global strategy, which also includes establishing future
plants in Japan.The Nextec® encapsulation process has many applications in such areas as
performance clothing, medical and protective clothing, industrial composites and electronics. Water
repellency, wind resistance, packability, durability and breathability are all improved by Nextecs
patented process
(See Quality Fabric Of The Month, TI, August 2001).The majority of our fabrics come from
Asia, where our customers are using our patented encapsulation process in their material to
manufacture their end products, said Peter Ellman, president and CEO. Our Singapore facility will
allow us to improve customer service and decrease the time it takes us to deliver our products.Our
new plant will have the initial capacity to produce more than 6.6 million linear yards of fabric
per year, dramatically increasing our ability to grow and serve our customers, he added.

October 2001