Sandler Begins Construction Of New Plant

Germany-based nonwovens manufacturer Sandler AG has begun construction of its new plant at its
headquarters in Schwarzenbach/Saale. The company announced last year it would build the plant
(See ”
To Build New Plant In Schwarzenbach
, Germany, Nov. 10, 2009)
. Since then, it has invested
40 million euros to build a 150-meter long, 70-meter wide, 20-meter high, two-story facility, along
with a 20,000-square-meter biotope and new parking areas, access roads and bridges.

The company will commission an additional spunlace line in fall 2010 to produce a new
generation of wipes as well as technical nonwovens and plans to begin commercial nonwovens
production in the first quarter of 2011. Sandler reports the investment — expected to generate
more than 60 jobs over the next two years — will make Schwarzenbach the largest manufacturing site
for wipes substrates and one of the largest nonwovens production sites worldwide.

May 11, 2010