Freudenberg Politex Establishes Chinese Subsidiary

Italy-based Freudenberg Politex — a business unit of the Germany-based Freudenberg Group and a
manufacturer of high-tenacity staple and spunbonded polyester nonwovens, high-loft nonwovens,
specialty products and polyester panels — has established Freudenberg Politex Ltd. in Shanghai.

The new subsidiary, which since 2006 has had a presence in China through a
representative office, will help Freudenberg Politex grow its sales of polyester reinforcement
products in local markets and establish partnerships with local manufacturers.

Entry into the Chinese market enables the company to further grow its
international polyester nonwovens operations. Freudenberg Politex established its OOO Freudenberg
Politex subsidiary in Russia in 2004. That facility today produces 10,000 tons of polyester staple
nonwovens each year for the Russian market.

January/February 2008