CHT Group Supports Bluesign® Standard

Germany-based CHT R. Beitlich GmbH and Switzerland-based Bezema AG, members of the CHT group of
companies and suppliers of textile auxiliaries and dyes, have partnered with bluesign technologies
AG, Switzerland-based developer of the bluesign® environmental, health and safety (EHS) standard
for assessment of materials and processes used in textile manufacturing. Going forward, all textile
auxiliaries and dyes manufactured by the CHT group will be certified according to the bluesign
standard in the bluefinder™ product database listing best available products based on ecological
and economical criteria.

“CHT group is an ideal partner for bluesign-system due to its complete range of products
along the textile chain from spin finishes to pretreatment products and dyes up to special finishes
and its comprehensive know-how about production processes and process safety,” said Detlef Fischer,
vice president, bluesign technologies.

“The CHT group works out individual system solutions adapted to the customers’ demands which
guarantee an effective and ecological production process,” said Uwe Halder, managing director for
research and development, marketing and sales, CHT group. “We take our global responsibility
seriously and seize all chances to achieve sustained ecologically highest quality standards as
desired by retailers and trademark companies.”

August 26, 2008