Turkish Company Installs Monforts Tenter; Thai Companies Earn Monforts’ Certifications

A six-chamber Montex 6000 tenter featuring a thermal oil circulating heating system from
Germany-based A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG recently was delivered to Yakar Tekstil
in Istanbul, Turkey. The machine, ordered through local representative Masters Tekstil, marks the
first Montex 6000 installation in Turkey. Yakar, a velvet and jacquard upholstery fabric
manufacturer, will use the tenter in its finishing department in conjunction with a coating unit
from Italy-based Aigle Macchine S.r.l.

“We recognize the necessity to further improve the quality of finishing,” said Yahya Yakar,
president. “The finishing line includes a Monforts padder and the Aigle coating unit to provide us
with a superior edge over our competitors …. We are now able to offer our customers enhanced
value-added finishing for our fabrics.”

Yakar has the capacity to produce 600,000 meters of fabric per month ranging from 500 to 900
grams per square meter. Russia and the Ukraine form the primary markets for Yakar’s fabrics.

Yakar Tekstil will use its new Montex 6000 tenter to produce upholstery fabrics.

In other Monforts news, Siam Knitwear & Garment Co. Ltd. and Boon Chuay Industrial Co.
Ltd., both based in Thailand, have been granted Monforized certifications. Recipients of this
certification, which must be renewed every two years, must demonstrate the ability to produce
consistent, high-quality fabrics on perfectly maintained machinery. Monforts developed the
certification and the new Monforized label to aid textile buyers in recognizing quality products
from textile dyers and finishers. Siam Knitwear is a producer of knitted apparel. Boon Chuay
specializes in dyeing and finishing woven fabrics.

In separate presentations, Monforts General Manager Wolfgang Kaphahn gave the Monforized
licenses to Siam Knitwear General Manager Vikit Dhanasarnsombat and Boon Chuay Managing Director
Sirichai Sripolpaew.

Monforts reports that in recent months it has given more than 20 Monforized certificates to
manufacturers in China, Pakistan, Turkey, Germany, Italy and Belgium.

January/February 2006