NSC Introduces VantageWinder Range Supplies Lentex With Spunlace Line

France-based NSC nonwoven reports its
new VantageWinder machine range offers lightweight nonwovens producers high-speed winding with
innovative features. Product tension, and nip and winding torque are constantly supervised and
adjusted, including during the reel-changing phase, enabling reel characteristics to remain
constant from start to finish. The VantageWinder also offers 11 adjustable and programmable
parameters enabling independent action on roller pressure, winding torque and web tension.

The new winders may also be combined with the VantageSlitter to cut daughter reels to
measure up to diameters of 2,200 millimeters at rates of up to 1,500 meters per minute.

In other news, Poland’s largest nonwovens producer, Lentex, has placed an order with NSC
nonwoven for its second spunlace line. The new line, scheduled for start up by the end of this
year, will be used to produce filtration and automotive products, among other technical

The order, led by NSC’s Asselin-Thibeau unit includes Rieter Perfojet spunlacing equipment,
NSC’s ProDyn® technology and BattCruise system, a new system placed immediately after the Asselin®
crosslapper that enables light, nonwoven fabrics to be produced at continuous linear speeds with
even overlaps and straight edges, thus increasing evenness, crosslapping quality and productivity,
according to the company.

Lentex’s order also includes the first Excelle® card and second EasyWinder to run in

April 3, 2007