Nonwovens Institute Installs Reicofil Meltblown Pilot Line

Raleigh, N.C.-based North Carolina State University’s The Nonwovens Institute (NWI) — an accredited
academic program offering interdisciplinary study of engineered fabrics through a partnership that
includes industry and government as well as academic participation — will be installing a REICOFIL®
meltblown pilot line from Germany-based nonwovens machinery manufacturer Reifenhäuser Reicofil GmbH
& Co. KG. The line, scheduled to be assembled in October 2011 and expected to be operational by
January 2012, will be used in NWI’s academic research programs and also will be available for
conducting research and new product development by companies within the nonwovens industry.

Reicofil’s Technology Centre at its headquarters in Troisdorf and the Saxon Textile Research
Institute in Chemnitz, Germany, also offer the use of Reicofil lines for industry research and
product development. 

May 31, 2011