Carolina-Pacific Fibers To Offer Hengli Industrial Yarns In Americas

David T. Rouse and partner have formed a new business, Carolina-Pacific Fibers LLC, to import and
distribute industrial polyester yarns manufactured by China-based Jiangsu Hengli Chemical Fiber Co.
Ltd. The new Charlotte-based company will supply Hengli high-tenacity polyester, low-shrink and
super-low-shrink polyester, high-modulus-low-shrink products, and twisted polyester yarns to
industrial markets in the United States and the Americas; and will provide those markets with
customer support as well.

“We feel the time has come for a full service import, distribution and service provider in
the United States, and that is what we are building,” Rouse said. “Our goal is to provide
consistent and reliable supply of high-quality value-added products that the U.S. customers demand
and deserve.”

April 13, 2010