Amann Group Debuts Xtreme-Tech Sewing Thread

Amann & Söhne GmbH & Co. KG (the Amann Group) — a Germany-based developer of sewing and
embroidery threads for a range of applications — has introduced Xtreme-Tech, a high-performance
sewing thread based on ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) Dyneema® fiber
manufactured by DSM Dyneema, the Netherlands.

Amann Group developed special twisting, coating and coloring techniques to create
Xtreme-Tech, which the company reports is easy to process and to dye. The low-weight, high-strength
thread is suitable for applications with high safety requirements, including sailing, haulage
ropes, paragliders, fishing nets, aerospace, load restraint/lifting systems and protective
clothing; as well as sports gear such as climbing equipment, ropes and harnesses. Amann initially
developed Xtreme-Tech for its customer AmSafe Industries Inc., United States, which is currently
using it to develop super-strong cargo restraint systems for Freighter Aircrafts.

Amann Group and DSM Dyneema have entered into a strategic trademark agreement under which the
companies will market and sell Xtreme-Tech and other new products they plan to develop in

July/August/September 2011