Jacob Holm Commissions Idrosistem Filtration System

Italy-based Idrosistem Energy Srl — a developer of water treatment and recovery systems for
spunlace lines — has announced that Jacob Holm Industries GmbH — a Switzerland-based manufacturer
of spunlaced and composite nonwoven roll goods for the hygiene, baby and adult care, cosmetic,
household, industrial wipe, automotive, packaging and technical nonwovens markets — has
commissioned a new, upgraded Idrosistem water filtration system at its production center in France.

“The results of this filtration plant, in terms of bacteria reduction and water quality, are
beyond our expectations,” said Saverio Trevisan, president, Idrosistem. “The bacteria level is so
low that from this point of view the filtered water is comparable to the drinkable one. The process
is composed by a combination of ozone and [ultraviolet subtype C] sterilization that avoids any use
of biocide in the water loop. We can say that this plant is really the ‘best in class’ among our
more than 50 spunlace water filtration lines.”

“This investment reflects Jacob Holm’s commitment to developing a new range of sustainable
products targeting both existing and new markets,” said Stephen Landon, president and COO, Jacob

February 9, 2010