EDANA, CNITA, ANFA Support IFAI Expo Asia 2011

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), United States, has announced that three
nonwovens groups — Brussels-based EDANA, the International Association Serving the Nonwovens and
Related Industries, the Beijing-based China Nonwovens and Industrial Textiles Association (CNITA),
and the Japan-based Asia Nonwovens Fabrics Association (ANFA) — will support IFAI Expo Asia 2011,
to be held March 22-25, 2011, at the Marina Bay Sands Resort and Conference Centre in Singapore.

The inaugural event designed to serve the Asia Pacific region is expected to attract more
than 100 international and regional exhibitors and approximately 2,000 trade visitors from Asia,
the Pacific and the United States. IFAI reports 29 major corporations have committed to exhibiting,
and 21 regional organizations are teaming with the organization to promote the technical textiles
trade show.

“While current trade shows in India and China focus primarily on the disposable nonwoven
industry, IFAI Expo Asia 2011 is the first major event in the region that specifically targets as
visitors the end-product fabricators who use durable materials — woven, nonwoven, knit and
composite textiles,” said Stephen Warner, president and CEO, IFAI.

The four-day event will feature the trade exposition and educational symposiums for nine
technical textile niche end-markets.

July/August/September 2010