Highland Industries, Inc. and Eurocarbon B.V. Announce Strategic Partnership

(GREENSBORO, NC -- July 1, 2013) – Highland Industries, Inc. has signed an agreement with Eurocarbon B.V. for the exclusive manufacture and sale of braided and woven products utilizing Eurocarbon’s proprietary braiding technology in North and South America.

Their technology has been used with carbon, glass, aramid, polyester and other polymeric yarns to produce tubular and flat braids, woven tapes and fabric. Eurocarbon B.V. is recognized as the industry leader for producing over braided preforms for structural applications that are later resin treated. The resulting composite materials can be engineered to create strong, lightweight, and cost-effective alternatives for use in a wide range of applications.

“Eurocarbon’s innovative technologies make them an ideal strategic partner for us,” says David Jackson, Highland's President and COO. “This partnership adds to our portfolio of high tech applications for enhancing safety and further extends the broad range of capabilities we can bring to our customers’ design challenges.”

“We are pleased to be working with Highland,” says Arnold Voskamp, President of Eurocarbon. “Their team is knowledgeable, capable, and enthusiastic about building the markets for braided solutions in the western hemisphere.” Customers will be able to work with Highland and Eurocarbon design teams on braided solutions immediately.

About Highland –

Highland specializes in the conception, design and delivery of high-performance textiles for automotive, military, industrial, aerospace, medical, and other applications. Headquartered in North Carolina, Highland has manufacturing locations in Cheraw, SC and Kernersville, NC.

About Eurocarbon –

Eurocarbon B.V. is a leading producer of tubular and flat braids, woven tapes and fabrics, primarily used in the composite industry since 1982. Based in Sittard, The Netherlands, Eurocarbon pioneered in developing the over braided preform process and offers extensive experience in the selection of fibers, design, and manufacturing methods for composite products.