Bondex To Expand Trenton, S.C., Operations, Add 13 Jobs

Bondex Inc. — a Trenton, S.C.-based producer of thermally bonded nonwoven materials for filtration
and separation, medical, composites, and electrical and business machine substrates, among other
applications — will invest $6.4 million to expand its operations, adding 13 jobs in the process.

The company will double the size of its nonwovens plant with the addition of 33,000 square
feet, and will add a new production line that will manufacture industrial laminates and composites
for the electrical and electronic markets and other specialty applications. The expansion is
expected to be completed in the end of the fourth quarter 2012 with production commencing in
January 2013.

“We are excited about moving forward with our plans to expand our existing facility in
Edgefield County,” said Brad Willingham, president, Bondex. “South Carolina has provided us with an
excellent business environment and a talented workforce. We look forward to continuing to grow

Bondex will begin accepting applications for the new positions in November.

October 2, 2012