Fleissner, Neumag Partner For Nonwovens Technologies

Fleissner GmbH and Saurer GmbH &
Co. KG business unit Neumag — both based in Germany — have entered into a cooperation to provide
certain nonwovens production solutions. According to Fleissner, the agreement makes the companies
the first on the market to offer complete solutions for all major nonwovens production processes.

Under the agreement, Neumag will be able to include Fleissner’s AquaJet spunlace technology
in its processing lines; and Fleissner will be able to include Neumag’s M&J Fiberetech airlaid
technology in its systems. The two companies also will use their synergies to develop new
technologies. In addition, the new Neumag Carding Center in Austria will install Fleissner’s
LeanJet system — a small-capacity spunlace system for specific applications — and an optimized
card, in order to present spunlace capabilities to Neumag customers.

April 25, 2006