TenCate Geosynthetics Asia To Supply Geotube® Systems To Huntsman Tioxide

TenCate Geosynthetics Asia — a production location for the Netherlands-based Royal Ten Cate
Division TenCate Geosynthetics — has begun to fulfill an order for 105 TenCate Geotube systems
from Malaysia-based Huntsman Tioxide. Manufactured by TenCate’s China-based subsidiary Ten Cate
Industrial Zhuhai (China), the Geotubes are furnished to Huntsman Tioxide through Ashland — a
US-based distributor of chemicals and plastics, and a manufacturer of chemical specialty and
performance products, with a location in Shanghai. Deliveries will continue over a nine-month

Huntsman Tioxide, a producer of titanium dioxide, will use the Geotubes as a filtration and
storage system for dewatering and storing calcium sulfate in an environmentally friendly

If laid end-to-end, the geotubes measure 5.5 kilometers in length. The order is one the
largest Asian orders to date for TenCate Geosynthetics.

December 16, 2009