Fleissner, Albany International Team To Develop New Patterning Technology

Germany-based spunlace equipment
supplier Fleissner GmbH and Albany International Corp., an Albany, N.Y.-based supplier of
custom-designed spunlace nonwoven fabrics and sleeves for specialty applications, have entered into
a mutual cooperation to develop and sell new product patterning technology.

“This agreement between Albany International and Fleissner GmbH will assist in the rapid
introduction of new patterning technologies for our customers,” said David Peacock, vice president
and general manager, Global Engineered Fabrics, Albany International. “We appreciate the
opportunity to partner with an exceptional [original equipment manufacturer] such as Fleissner on
this recently developed technology and look forward to future developments in this area.”

“The cooperation of Fleissner and Albany will create opportunities to speed up the process
of customized patterning … during product development as well as continuous production,” said
Jürgen Heller, Ph.D., managing director, Fleissner. “We look forward to further strengthening our
relationship with Albany to the benefit of our customers.”

June 13, 2006