Trützschler Nonwovens Acquires Bastian Winder Technologies

Trützschler Nonwovens — a supplier of technologies for technical textile and nonwoven fabric
manufacturers, and one of three business units that comprise Germany-based Trützschler GmbH &
Co KG — has acquired Bastian Winder Technologies GmbH & Co. KG, a Germany-based manufacturer of
winders for nonwovens, film, paper and composites. With this acquisition, Trützschler Nonwovens now
will be able to offer complete nonwovens plants from staple fiber spinning to winding.

“The technologically outstanding products of Bastian supplement our product programme so
that we can now offer the customer a perfect solution down to the winder,” said Marc Wolpers,
managing director, Trützschler Nonwovens. The customer no longer has to worry about interfaces, but
will receive a perfectly aligned solution.”

Trützschler Nonwovens will offer the product line under the Bastian name going forward, and
notes that Bastian employees will continue to be available to assist its customers.

April 17, 2012