Andritz Kusters, Pill Enter Cooperation Agreement

Andritz Küsters GmbH & Co. KG and
Pill Nassvliestechnik GmbH, both based in Germany, have entered into an exclusive cooperative
agreement for the sales, production and installation of wet-laid nonwoven production lines.

“The integration of the Pill technology complements our successful product program in
calender and wet-finishing technology in a perfect way,” said Andreas Lukas, head of Andritz
Küsters Nonwoven. “The technological know-how of the Pill company and synergies within the Andritz
Group now open doors and offer our customers interesting comprehensive solutions for the production
of wet-laid nonwovens.” The core of the Pill wet-laid nonwoven technology is the combination
headbox/inclined wire part.

In conjunction with the agreement, the Andritz Küsters Nonwoven Technical Center will be
expanded to include a wet-laid nonwovens laboratory range to enable fundamental research and
individual product development on behalf of customers.

March/April 2007