RadiciSpandex Recognized For Promoting Export Trade Within U.S. Textile Industry

Gastonia, NC, May 18 , 2009 --- RadiciSpandex Corp. had the honor of representing the National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) at an award ceremony on May 11 recognizing the NCTO's North Carolina office for its ongoing efforts to support international trade, particularly exporting, within the U.S. textile industry.

U.S. Representative Sue Myrick presented the U.S. Department of Commerce Certificate of Appreciation for Achievement in Trade to RadiciSpandex Marketing Manager Kim Hall during a morning seminar on government contracting and recovery held at the Gaston County Citizen's Resource Center in Dallas, NC. RadiciSpandex Corp., a longtime NCTO member, was selected by the NCTO to accept on their behalf due to its role as a chief exporter of U.S.-made goods.

About the NCTO

The National Council of Textile Organizations is a unique association representing the entire spectrum of the textile sector. From fibers to finished products, from machinery manufacturers to power suppliers, NCTO is the voice of the U.S. textile industry. NCTO's mission is focused on creating powerful alliances and coalitions to advance the interests of the U.S. textile sector. As an organization, it is unrivaled in its composition which allows each segment of the industry to have a vote in determining NCTO policy. The centerpiece of NCTO is the four separate councils representing the fiber, fabric, supplier, and yarn industries, each with its own board representation.

As a lobbying group, NCTO is harnessing the influence of an array of associations and business groups that have a stake in the survival and prosperity of the U.S. textile sector to leverage our impact in the halls of our nation's capitol. NCTO is also mobilizing global resources in its efforts to preserve the U.S. textile industry. From Washington, DC, to Geneva, to Beijing, our voice is heard and has an impact.

Domestically focused to ensure a prosperous future for the U.S. textile sector and globally driven to utilize the vast resources of our allies to establish a balanced and fair trading environment, NCTO is on the front lines meeting the challenges of the 21st Century. From fibers to finished products, from machinery manufacturers to power suppliers, NCTO is the voice of the U.S. textile industry.

About RadiciSpandex Corp.

Based in Gastonia, NC, RadiciSpandex Corp., maker of RadElast spandex fiber, is a U.S. subsidiary of RadiciGroup, an international fibers conglomerate. With 3,700 employees worldwide and 2008 consolidated sales of EUR 957 million, RadiciGroup is one of Italy's leading chemicals multinationals, a diversified group specializing in chemicals, plastics and synthetic fibres. One of the Group's key strengths is the synergistic vertical integration of its polyamide production chain. Attention to our customers' requirements, the desire to foresee their needs, to supply them with quality, made-to-measure products, as well as continuous innovation, research, development, and the constant expansion of our product range. These are RadiciGroup's winning strategies. RadiciGroup products are exported all over the world and are widely used in applications such as apparel, sports, furnishings, automotive, electric/electronics and household appliances.

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