Oerlikon Neumag, Elmarco Partner To Develop Nanofiber Nonwoven Products

Germany-based Oerlikon Neumag, the
nonwovens business unit of Oerlikon Textile GmbH & Co. KG, and Elmarco S.r.o., a nanofiber
technologies manufacturer based in the Czech Republic, have announced they will cooperate to
develop solutions for the production of sound-absorbent nonwoven materials such as Elmarco’s
Nanospider AcousticWeb™, as well as other technological solutions for nanofiber applications.

Elmarco was founded in 2000 and is the first company to supply an industrial
electro-spinning production line for nanofibers. Elmarco’s Nanospider technology enables the
manufacture of nonwovens made of fibers 200 to 500 nanometers in diameter, suitable for use in such
industries as filtration, automotive, building and healthcare, among others. The Nanospider
AcousticWeb is a unique material that features sound-absorption characteristics.

“As a company that always realizes a strong commitment for new technologies, we see a big
potential in the future cooperation with Elmarco in the field of ultralightweight nonwoven
applications,” said Dr. Stefan Schlichter, head of Oerlikon Neumag’s carding division. “Together
with Elmarco, we will explore the potential of the new nanoweb technology on the nonwovens world

September 25, 2007