Engineered Fabrics Industry Will Get A RISE Out Of New Technical Innovations Conference

CARY, NC – January 14, 2010 – With the ambitious goal of providing a world-class conference to
stimulate innovation in all aspects of the development, production, marketing and sales of
nonwovens and engineered fabrics, the Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics
(RISE) Conference will make its debut September 20-23 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Organized by INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, the goal of RISE is to
provide information and stimulation for both durables’ and disposables’ companies looking for
strategies to compete in an increasingly challenging 21st century marketplace.

“One of INDA’s mandates is to provide our member companies with the tools they need to
compete in today’s – and tomorrow’s – business environment,” says INDA President Rory Holmes. “RISE
will strive to provide forward-thinking companies with these tools and will help to advance
progressive thinking in the global nonwovens and engineered fabrics industry.”

The target audience for the premiere event will range from product managers and technical
sales and marketing executives to product engineers, purchasing managers and research engineers at
both consumer and industrial products companies.

“RISE will focus on markets as diverse as hygiene and automotives, as challenging as
construction and as innovative as consumer products,” Holmes adds. “In addition, an important focus
of RISE will be the use of nonwovens and engineered fabrics in emerging markets, specifically in
green energy and sustainability.”

As with all INDA events, networking among suppliers and customers will also be a key
component of RISE. “This conference is designed to facilitate the sharing of ideas and strategies
that will drive our industry as a whole into the future,” Holmes adds. “RISE is about the business
as a whole moving forward together for the benefit of all individuals and companies.”

Information coming soon on the Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics
(RISE) Conference:

Posted on January 19, 2010

Press Release Courtesy of INDA