UCO-LDC Establishes UCO Performance Fabrics

Belgium-based UCO-LDC NV has established a new business unit, UCO Performance Fabrics, to handle
its industrial fabrics products. UCO-LDC, part of the UCO-Textiles Group, produces man-made fashion
fabrics and industrial fabrics. However, the success of its industrial product lines and the need
for a clear product identity led the company to create the new industrial fabrics business unit.
According to the company, UCO Performance Fabrics still will benefit from UCO’s experience,
investment and research capabilities, but will be able to offer improved customer service and
fabrics engineered for customers specific requirements. Products manufactured by UCO Performance
Fabrics include flame-retardant, medical, industrial and outdoor application fabrics.

April 2004