Rieter Automotive Selects NSC Nonwoven Equipment To Manufacture Velour Carpet

France-based NSC nonwoven has received a contract from Farmington Hills, Mich.-based Rieter
Automotive North America — part of Switzerland-based Rieter Automotive Systems — under which NSC
will supply equipment for the production of velour carpet for automotive applications. Equipment
includes a Thibeau Excelle® batt formation machine with IsoProDyn®, an Asselin® needlepunching
machine and the latest-generation SDV Velour® needleloom for finishing, as well as a Laroche
opening and blending machine and Signal Machine’s auxiliary equipment.

According to NSC nonwoven, the new line will offer high production volume while minimizing
weight variation and improving fiber orientation to provide consistent strength properties. The
equipment will be installed at Rieter Automotive’s facility in Bloomsburg, Pa. NSC USA in Fort
Mill, S.C. will provide all aftersales service and support.

January 26, 2010