Invista To Build Research Facility In China

Wichita, Kan.-based Invista, a global integrated fibers and polymers manufacturer, is building a
3,000-square-meter commercial textile research center in China, with operations expected to begin
in May 2009.

The Invista China Textile Research Center, which will be built in Shanghai’s Qingpu district,
will focus on applying and commercializing new fiber and fabric, and will offer its customers
solutions for major elements of the production process, such as yarn processing, knitting, dyeing
and finishing.

“The establishment of the Invista China Textile Research Center demonstrates our commitment
to the China and Asia markets,” said Dr. Eric Chang, Asia technology director, Invista Apparel. “
Through developing the latest technologies in fiber and fabric applications, Invista’s new research
center is expected to not only help accelerate the advancement of the textile industry but also
seek to align with the Chinese Government’s goals to nurture high-value and innovative technologies
and industries.”

Invista Fiber (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. will operate the facility, Invista’s third textile research
center worldwide, on the same site as the company’s spandex plant in Qingpu.

October 28, 2008