Freudenberg Nonwovens To Increase Global Prices For Polyester Spunlaids

KAISERSLAUTEM, Germany, DURHAM, N.C., TAYUAN TAO-YUAN, Taiwan, — December 1, 2010 — Facing increase
in raw material prices Freudenberg Nonwovens will adjust global prices for polyester spunlaids
between 6 percent and 10 percent valid from January 1st, 2011. “We are a global company with
regional market focus, therefore we cope with the price increase on a regional level”, commented
Lin Gowming, General Manager at Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb, Taiwan.

The regional Sales & Marketing Departments in Asia, Europe and US are in the process of
informing customers individually per region.

“This increase is necessary to secure our position as a long term, reliable partner and
supplier of polyester spunlaid materials”, added John McNabb – General Manager in North America.

For Europe price increase will be in the range of 6 percent to 8 percent, affected are
polyester spunlaids for carpet and automotive industry but also numerous special applications. “
Unfortunately, in view of this development in raw materials we need to pass on at least some of
this increase to the market,” said Dr. Marc Schmidt, Director Marketing & Sales.

Posted on December 7, 2010

Source: Freudenberg Nonwovens