Polymer Group To Build Nonwovens Plant In China

United States-based Polymer Group Inc. (PGI) reports it will build a state-of-the-art nonwovens
plant in Nanhai, China, to replace a facility the company has operated since the late 1990s.
Nonwovens and chemical bond products manufactured at the new facility will serve PGI’s hygiene and
healthcare markets. The new facility is expected to be operational in the first half of 2016, and
PGI does not anticipate any disruption for customers.

The Nanhai District People’s Government supports PGI’s investment and is a key partner for
PGI in the region.

“PGI is committed to continued growth and market leadership in the hygiene and healthcare
markets we serve globally,” said Veronica “Ronee” M. Hagen, former CEO, PGI. “Market growth remains
strong in Asia for our nonwoven materials and expanding our manufacturing capacity through the
Nanhai facility is just one example of our plans to meet our customers’ needs well into the

PGI also owns a state-of-the-art healthcare and hygiene nonwovens facility in Suzhou, China,
where it recently completed an investment project.

July/August/September 2013