Allma CC4 Wins “Award For Innovation And Excellence 2011”

KEMPTEN, Germany — February 23, 2011 — At the “Tire Technology Expo” in Cologne from 15 to 17
February 2011, Oerlikon Saurer, Allma Product Line, has received the coveted “Tire Technology Award
for Innovation and Excellence 2011” in the “Tire Industry Supplier of the Year” category. The
winners have been selected in five categories by an internationally renowned jury of tire industry
experts. Oerlikon Saurer, Allma Product Line, was awarded this prize for its groundbreaking new
development of the Allma CC4.

Allma CC4 — The Energy-Saving Miracle

Energy costs are the greatest cost pool in the entire tire cord cabling process.
They account for 30 to 50 percent for plants with write-down requirements, and even for 40 to 80
percent for machinery already depreciated.

The energy-saving miracle Allma CC4 allows for energy savings of up to 50 percent, depending
on the yarn count and spindle type. Thus tire cord manufacturers can benefit from enormous, even
revolutionary production cost savings.

The Allma CC4 is another milestone in the energy efficiency programme e-save of Oerlikon
Textile, which has been successful for years now.

“With the new development Allma CC4, Oerlikon Saurer proves yet again its innovative strength
offering a sustainable and resource-saving solution. We are all delighted andvery proud that we
have won the award”, says Jan Röttgering, Head of Oerlikon Saurer, senior vice president.

Posted on March 16, 2011

Source: Oerlikon Saurer