Fiberweb Completes Bethune Spunlace Upgrade

London-based nonwovens manufacturer
Fiberweb plc has completed the upgrade of its spunlace line at its Bethune, S.C., facility. The
upgrade expands the company’s fiber capabilities, enabling it to produce a wide range of spunlace
fabrics containing not only rayon, polyester and polypropylene, but also cotton and Tencel® fibers.

Fiberweb expanded the capabilities at Bethune in order to meet market demand for more
natural-fiber-based baby, personal-care and home-care wipe applications. In addition to
manufacturing specialty carded and spunlace roll goods for those applications, that facility also
produces case goods for graphics arts applications.

“This demonstrates Fiberweb’s intention to make selected investments that meet emerging
needs in the marketplace for tailored nonwovens that deliver real benefits to consumers,” said Dave
Rousse, president, Fiberweb Hygiene/Medical Americas.

December 5, 2006