PGI To Expand U.S. And Asian Hygiene And Healthcare Spunmelt Operations

Charlotte-based nonwovens manufacturer Polymer Group Inc. (PGI) has announced plans to expand and
upgrade spunmelt operations in the United States and China with the installation of
state-of-the-art, custom-designed machinery in PGI manufacturing facilities in both countries. The
investment will enable the company to produce differentiated products that offer improved barrier
function, softness and opacity for downstream hygiene and healthcare products including diapers,
drapes and surgical gowns.

“This expansion in product capability and capacity is part of PGI’s ongoing strategy to
provide superior solutions to the marketplace and meet customers’ stated needs for higher
performing products with an optimum combination of barrier and comfort,” said Veronica “Ronee”
Hagen, CEO, PGI.

The company anticipates associated construction will begin early first-quarter 2010, with
commercial availability of product expected in mid-2011.

December 29, 2009