Hudson, DuPont Launch New Membrane Technology For Bedding

Hudson Industries Inc. — a Richmond,
Va.-based manufacturer of products for the medical and consumer industries, and DuPont — a
Wilmington, Del.-based provider of science-based solutions for a wide range of sectors including
apparel, safety, protection and health care, among others, have partnered to launch HMT (Hybrid
Membrane Technology) for incorporation into luxury allergen-barrier bedding products marketed under
Hudson’s Science of Sleep® brand.

The technology provides the most efficient barrier to pet dander, dust mites, pollen, fungal
spores, viral allergens and most microscopic allergens, according to the companies. The new line of
bedding protection offers 95-percent efficiency after more than 50 washings.

Bedding products will become available in March and April.

March 6, 2007