Oerlikon Neumag Reports Sales

Germany-based Oerlikon Neumag reports it recently sold machines to two US-based plants.

Finland-based Ahlstrom Corp. selected a carded needlepunch line for its facility in Bethune,
S.C. The line includes a fiber opening and blending line, F.O.R. carding machine, Autefa
crosslapper with WebMax technology and a Fehrer needlepunching machine; and is operated and
controlled using Oerlikon Neumag operating software. Ahlstrom plans to use the line, which is
expected to come online during summer 2008, to produce technical felts for the filtration market,
among other markets.

Charlotte-based Polymer Group Inc. (PGI) recently installed a new M&J Airlaid web-forming
system from Oerlikon Neumag as part of a project to retrofit and expand an existing nonwoven
production line in a PGI plant in Benson, N.C. The system includes web forming, auxiliary equipment
for raw material preparation, process-air handling equipment and a process control system.

April 29, 2008