VISION 2006 Recognizes Disaster Relief Blanket

Nearly 400 attendees from the
consumer products and engineered fabrics industries recently came to Denver for the VISION 2006
Consumer Products conference, and to honor the 2006 Visionary Award winner. Chicopee, a division of
North Charleston, S.C.-based Polymer Group Inc. (PGI), won the award for its Disaster Relief

Attendees of the conference, which was organized by Cary, N.C.-based Association of the
Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA), chose the blanket over the Mr. Clean Magic Reach from
Cincinnati-based Proctor & Gamble Co.; Disposable Mitt with Body Wash from Dallas-based
Kimberly-Clark Corp.; Stayfree Advanced Protection from New Brunswick, N.J.-based Johnson &
Johnson and Cotton Enhanced Baby Wipes from PGI Nonwovens.

“The Vision 2006 attendees recognized the contributions the Chicopee Disaster Relief Blanket
is making in emergency situations around the world, and it was chosen over four other extremely
deserving and successful consumer products from some of the biggest names in the business,” said
Michael Jacobsen, Visionary Award project coordinator.”

February 21, 2006