Georgia Carpet Producer, Nonwovens Manufacturer Invest In Aztec Machinery

Ivyland, Pa.-based Aztec Machinery Co. — a producer of dryers and ovens for nonwovens, technical
textiles and carpets — reports a north Georgia-based major manufacturer of nonwoven and tufted
carpets has purchased a thru-air drum dryer to dry and thermally bond needlepunched nonwovens. The
machine is a 4.6-meter-wide single-drum omega design with drum diameter exceeding 3 meters.

The company also reports it recently commissioned a thru-air drum dryer for a major tier-one
manufacturer of needlepunched automotive nonwovens. The dryer will be used in a thermal bonding

The two machines are believed to be among the largest sold to U.S. nonwovens manufacturers,
according to Burnsville, N.C.-based Ford, Trimble & Associates Inc., sales and marketing agent
for Aztec Machinery.

September 7, 2010