BGF Announces Development Partnership With Innegra Technologies, LLC

GREENSBORO, N.C. — May 9, 2012 — BGF Industries, manufacturer of technical fiber materials for
global markets has formed a strategic partnership with Innegra Technologies to develop woven
products utilizing Innegra S™ fiber.

Innegra S is the lightest structural fiber available on the market today and provides
exceptional toughness in a composite structure while also reducing weight. In both glass and carbon
composites, Innegra S improves composite performance of at a while reducing overall cost.

BGF’s President, Robby Dunnagan, stated, “Innegra S fiber is an innovation born of extensive
research and development efforts and we are very pleased to collaborate with Innegra on this new
endeavor”.   Dunnagan added, “We are confident that Innegra S fiber is uniquely suited to
complement our extensive product offerings in the composites market and other markets we serve. We
look forward to a prosperous and enduring future with Innegra Technologies for their Innegra S

The world-wide demand for lighter weight, less costly materials has created explosive growth
for new composite applications and also exposed some weaknesses in the materials available to meet
the market’s rigorous high performance requirements.  High fuel and energy costs have
intensified the need for even lighter weight composites. The inherent rigidity of typical high
modulus fibers has somewhat limited the applications available.  Innegra S fiber delivers an
ultra-lightweight fiber (0.84 g/cc) with excellent energy absorption for increased impact
resistance and damage tolerance. Combining this fiber with high modulus fibers using state-of-
the-art reinforcement technologies will drive the growth of new composite applications. 

Mark Smith, Innegra’s CEO commented “BGF’s long history in the composite fabric weaving
industry has allowed them to be “tuned in” to the needs of the industry.  This combined with
state-of-the-art manufacturing and research facilities make them an exciting partner in our
commitment to align ourselves with companies who are willing to take the lead in composite
application development.”

Posted on May 15, 2012

Source: BGF Industries