Techtextil 2011 Exhibitor Preview: Picanol

YPRES, Belgium — April 11, 2011 — Picanol will present its latest weaving solutions for technical
fabrics at Techtextil in Frankfurt, from 24 to 26 May 2011, at the Elmatex booth, Hall 3, booth
D05. Certainly for weavers who want to get the most out of technical fabrics, Picanol weaving
machines provide the ideal platform for staying ahead. Techtextil is a good opportunity to discover
what Picanol has on offer specifically for niche markets.

2011 is an anniversary year for Picanol as the company turns 75.

Techtextil is the first major event this year where the technological capabilities of the
company can be seen. Later this year, ITMA will be held in Barcelona where the capabilities of
Picanol can be seen on machines in operation. Techtextil is therefore an excellent opportunity to
discuss market opportunities that are presenting themselves now the economy is back on its

Companies venturing into new markets particularly appreciate the excellent performance for
their upcoming investments when choosing Picanol. As for services, our local staff are accustomed
to new developments, so that consulting and installation of machines for more demanding fabrics
does not pose any difficulties.

As a frontrunner in innovation when it comes to textile machinery, Picanol dedicates 30% of
its product management capacity to technical textiles. An equal part of the R&D effort is
devoted to novelty applications. New developments that serve real customer requirements can be
brought to market very rapidly.

Since last Techtextil, Picanol has developed technically advanced solutions in fields such as
tire cord, conveyor belts, canvas, industrial glass, monofilaments, one-piece-woven airbags,
para-aramides, awnings, spinnaker, medical textiles, coating fabrics, high-speed leno weaving, car
seats etc.

Picanol always pays attention to user-friendliness and modularity.  So customers are not
left floundering when market requirements change. Both major platforms — OMNIplus 800 airjet and
OptiMax flexible rapier — are designed for the mid and high-end market segments, such as technical
textiles. With Picanol, you start to win.

Posted on April 11, 2011

Source: Picanol Group