Freudenberg To Install PET Spunbond Line In Taiwan

Freudenberg Nonwovens, Germany, will add 12,000 tons of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) spunbond
capacity in Taiwan with the installation of a second PET spunbond line in that country. The company
reports the additional capacity, expected to come on-line by the end of 2007, will support its
growing Asian customer base.

“We aim to increase our production capacity for tuft backing substrates as well as enhance
our global supply flexibility to our customers as they continue to grow,” said Bill Casey, general
manager, Tuft Division. “Our total PET spunbond capacity in Asia should cover the demand for our
unique PET spunbond products for the next eight to 10 years.”

July 2005