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PGI Canada Fuels Construction Business

March 21, 2006

Polymer Group, Inc. Canada has expanded its coating and printing capacity to meet growing demand for its engineered fabrics for
building and construction and other industrial uses. The company's Fabrene Group has installed a wide-width extrusion coating and laminating line that offers multilayer capability for nonwovens, paper, foils and films, as well as the ability to coat with specialty resins for a wide range of technical end uses.
    PGI Canada also announced it will install a new flexographic printing line offering widths in excess of 144 inches, providing customers with greater flexibility and shorter turnaround times in delivering customized printed materials for industrial packaging and other uses. The new line will be operational by June.
    The $8 million investment by Fabrene in new technology for these expansions strengthens the company's position as one of the world's largest manufacturers of coated woven polyethylene.
     The new technology will enable PGI to provide better service to customers in lumber- and steel-wrap markets, and improve its product offering and performance in specialty laminates, automotive, military and apparel markets.
    PGI's Fabrene operations provide engineered woven polyolefin materials for building and construction, protective covering and industrial packaging to global markets from plants in North Bay, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec; and Portland, OR.

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