Fiberweb Americas Sells Natural Fibers Business

Old Hickory, Tenn.-based Fiberweb
Americas has sold its Natural Fibers business to Barnhardt Manufacturing Co., Charlotte. At its
facility in Griswoldville, Mass., Natural Fibers bleaches cotton fiber to be used as a raw material
for other processes.

“Although this business is no longer one of Fiberweb’s strategic core competencies after the
sales of the Hygiene wipes business to Ahlstrom, it is a key business for Barnhardt,” said Dave
Rousse, president, Fiberweb Americas. “We can expect this business to continue under Barnhardt’s

The sale of Natural Fibers follows the announcement earlier this month of the impending
closure of the company’s spunbond polyester production facility in Gray Court, S.C. Fiberweb is
currently concentrating on reinvesting in its hygiene products manufacturing capability in North

August 7, 2007