Asahi Glass Co. Is New Supporter Of Bluesign® Standard

bluesign technologies ag announces cooperation with AGC (Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.). In the future AGC
will endorse the systematic of the bluesign® standard as supporters and will publish their
bluesign® compliant products in the bluefinder™ -a product database with ecologically and
economically “Best Available Products” for the textile industry.

“We are proud, having gained with AGC the first Japanese originated supporter for the
bluesign® standard” said Mr. Detlef Fischer, VP bluesign technologies ag.

“The AGC Chemicals Company, as its long-term management policy, is committed to contributing
to the creation of effective products that meet environmental goals. For example, clothing items to
which water and oil repellents are applied are more stain-resistant and do not need to be washed as
often. Moreover, these repellents prolong the lives of the clothes by increasing the durability of
fabrics. This enables us to save resources and energy. We regard it as our mission to help people
lead more prosperous lives while reducing the impact products have on the environment. We develop
products while always taking environmental goals into consideration. AsahiGuard E-SERIES is the one
of examples.” said Mr. Teiji Kawada, Performance Chemicals Business Group Leader, Fluoroproducts

Background information on AGC (Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.)

AGC (Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.) whose Glass Company, Display Company and Chemicals Company hold
one of the first places has expanded its business fields towards the frontier and the growth
industries such as electronics & energy through these core companies. AGC takes pride in the
world-class level of core technologies, glass and fluorine chemistry. AGC began distribution of
“Asahi Guard”, fluorinated water/oil repellent agent, for textiles in 1971. It’s been recognized
for high performance for more than 35 years. “Asahi Guard” has been sold in more than 30 countries.

Background information on bluesign technologies ag

bluesign technologies ag was founded in 2000. Since then, the bluesign¨ standard has been
adopted by different worldwide leading textile manufacturers. Various significant key players of
the chemical and machine industry rely on the bluesign¨ standard and endorse it as bluesign¨
supporters. Finally, several well-known brands of the sporting goods industry such as Patagonia,
MEC, The North Face, Zimtstern, Vaude, Helly Hansen or Haglšfs benefit as bluesign¨ members of the
extensive know-how of bluesign technologies ag. Recently SGS has acquired a 50 % stake in bluesign
technologies ag.

November 12, 2008

Press Release Courtesy of bluesign technologies ag