Brazilian Apparel Producers Installs Thies Equipment

Malwee Malhas Ltd., Brazil, has added four new Thies dyeing machines to its existing line of
pressure drying equipment supplied by Germany-based Thies GmbH & Co. The new machines will
enable the company to expand its ability to keep up with changes in styles and to experiment with
new fabrics and colors.

Malwee — a manufacturer of branded fitnesswear, and children’s and young adult’s casual- and
beachwear — has installed a Thies Luft-roto plus SII fabric-dyeing machine for processing all types
of fabrics, fibers and blends; a soft-TRD DS XL fabric-dyeing for crease-sensitive fabrics, as well
as pile and wool fabrics; a mini-soft TRD for small production runs and sample dyeing; and a
five-kier eco-bloc quattro yarn dye house machine, which handles high levels of batch-to-batch or
machine-to-machine production.

Thies’ Brazilian distributor, Petersen Matex Imp. e Exp. Ltda, provided the new machinery and
will handle its service and maintenance.

December 27, 2007