Freudenberg Nonwovens Debuts Lutradur®, Wins Supplier Award

Germany-based Freudenberg Group’s Nonwovens Spunlaid Division North America (NA) has launched a new
Lutradur® post-consumer-recycled (PCR) product range. Products in the Lutradur line, which is part
of Freudenberg’s spunlaid nonwoven polyester products portfolio, are manufactured using PCR chips
made from recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles that are collected and reclaimed in the
United States.

“This PCR product range combined with our existing post industrial products (PIR content)
offers great alternatives to our global customer base who are looking for ‘green’ and sustainable
products to include in their product and systems offering,” said Stephan Liozu, vice president and
general manager, Spunlaid Division NA. “Every square yard of our 85 grams Lutradur PCR nonwoven
fabric contains one PET bottle that is not being sent to landfill.”

The Lutradur line is available in different weights and widths for various applications,
including tuft-backings for automotive carpets, bath mats, broadloom carpets, carpet tiles,
carpets, dust-control mats and throw-in mats; as well as nonwovens for upholstered furniture and
wall preparation.

In other news, Freudenberg Nonwovens has received a Visteon Important Partner Award from
automotive supplier Visteon Corp., Van Buren Township, Mich. Selected as one of Visteon’s 23 top
suppliers for 2007, Freudenberg was honored in the Climate category for outstanding overall
performance related to supplying its micronAir® cabin air filters to Visteon.

The awards are presented based on ratings of its suppliers for quality, cost-control,
delivery, technology and launch performance. The 2007 winners received their awards last month
during a ceremony at Visteon’s Corporate Offices and Innovation Center.

“We’re honored to be recognized by Visteon as a top supplier and are dedicated to providing
them the highest-quality cabin air filter products,” said Barry F. Kellar, vice president and
general manager, Freudenberg Nonwovens Filtration Division. “With drivers spending more and more
time on the road, concerns about the cabin environment inside a vehicle is on the rise. micronAir
cabin air filters address these concerns by removing contaminants from the air that enters the
passenger cabin.”

May 20, 2008