NSC Introduces VantageWinder Range, Supplies Lentex With Spunlace Line

France-based NSC nonwoven reports its new VantageWinder machine range offers lightweight
nonwovens producers high-speed winding with innovative features. Product tension, and nip and
winding torque are constantly supervised and adjusted, including during the reel-changing phase,
enabling reel characteristics to remain constant from start to finish. The VantageWinder also
offers 11 adjustable and programmable parameters enabling independent action on roller pressure,
winding torque and web tension. The new winders may also be combined with the VantageSlitter to cut
daughter reels to measure up to diameters of 2,200 millimeters at rates of up to 1,500 meters per

In other news, Poland’s largest nonwovens producer, Lentex, has placed an order with NSC
nonwoven for its second spunlace line. The new line, scheduled for start up by the end of this
year, will be used to produce filtration and automotive products, among other technical
applications.The order, led by NSC’s Asselin-Thibeau unit, includes Rieter Perfojet spunlacing
equipment, NSC’s ProDyn® technology and BattCruise system, a new system placed immediately after
the Asselin® crosslapper that enables light, nonwoven fabrics to be produced at continuous linear
speeds with even overlaps and straight edges, thus increasing evenness, crosslapping quality and
productivity, according to the company.

Lentex’s order also includes the first Excelle® card and second EasyWinder to run in Poland.

April 3, 2007