Karl Mayer, Texkimp Announce Partnership

Germany-based Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH — a manufacturer of warp preparation,
warp-knitting and raschel machines — and England-based Texkimp Ltd. — a manufacturer of unwinding
creels — have formed a partnership under which they will produce and market unwinding creels, and
offer complete beaming and unwinding solutions to the polypropylene industry.

Karl Mayer will be the exclusive seller of the creels and beaming machines, including the
product line of unwinding creels produced by Sucker-Müller, which Karl Mayer recently acquired from
Germany-based Moenus Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH.

July 8, 2008