Teijin Aramid Restarts Last Spinning Line

The Netherlands-based Teijin Aramid B.V. — a manufacturer of aramid fibers for various
applications, and a subsidiary of the Japan-based Teijin Group — has announced it will restart the
last spinning line for aramid fibers at its Emmen plant in the Netherlands. Following a significant
decline in demand for Twaron® fiber in 2009, the company shut down a large number of spinning
lines. Teijin Aramid reports aramid demand is recovering more quickly than anticipated and as a
result, it will start up its last spinning line and add some 30 employees in the process. All
spinning lines are expected to be operational and producing at full capacity by the fourth quarter
of 2010.

June 22, 2010