Rieter Nonwovens Systems Sells Spunlace Line In China

France-based Rieter Nonwovens Systems – a manufacturer of machinery for nonwovens production –
reports it recently sold a complete spunlace line to China-based Zhejiang Shaoxing County Zhuangjie
Nonwovens Co. Ltd. – a producer of spunlace fabrics for the hygiene market. It is expected the
manufacturing line will come on-line during the third quarter 2009. The line, sold in collaboration
with France-based NSC nonwoven, features NSC cards for web forming and Rieter’s JETlace Advantage
for hydroentangling the web. The line can produce fabrics ranging from 30 to 100 grams per square
meter, and has a capacity of up to 5,000 tons per year.

June 2, 2009