Static Protective FIBC Fabric is FDA compliant.

Press Release Summary:

CROHMIQ® Type D Fabric features humidity-independent coating with components that cannot wash off, migrate to surface, or contaminate bulk product inside FIBC. CROHMIQ fabrics offer protection against incendiary electrostatic discharges, and FIBCs do not require grounding. Fabric is suited for bulk storage or transport of dry food, and complies with Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and applicable food additive regulations of FDA.

Original Press Release:

Improved CROHMIQ® Static Protective Type D FIBC Fabrics FDA Compliant

Summerville, SC - July 1, 2004 -- LINQ Industrial Fabrics, Inc., the global leader in static dissipative FIBC fabrics, announced today product improvements designed to broaden the applications of their CROHMIQ® static protective Type D FIBC fabrics. LINQ® reformulated the proprietary fabric coating so that the coating has permanent properties and is humidity independent. The components of the new coating cannot wash off or migrate to the surface or contaminate the bulk product inside the FIBC. The improved fabrics can be used to produce FIBC for bulk storage or transport of dry food, and comply with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and all applicable food additive regulations of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The outstanding protection of CROHMIQ fabrics against incendiary electrostatic discharges is unaffected by the new coating formulation. CROHMIQ(TM) FIBC do not require grounding and continue to be the best selling static dissipative Type D FIBC in the world.

Carlos Echeverria, President and Chief Operating Officer of LINQ Industrial Fabrics, Inc., noted, "The applications for CROHMIQ FIBC are expanding around the world as companies learn about the superior performance of our patented Type D technology and the excellent service and quality of our global network of CROHMIQ FIBC suppliers. Type C FIBC are becoming obsolete. Companies are switching to CROHMIQ FIBC because they no longer want to bear the risks and inconvenience of Type C FIBC." Echeverria went on to say, "We are the leaders in research and development in Type D technology and are committed to the continuous improvement of our fabrics. The technical expertise and world class R&D facilities at LINQ allowed us to identify and thoroughly test this new coating formulation over the past year. Our CROHMIQ fabric has performed superbly over many years with a safety record second to none and we are very pleased to be able to build on this legacy and offer this enhanced product to the market place."

The improved CROHMIQ fabric supercedes the previous CROHMIQ fabric and will phase in immediately to help satisfy existing and future orders for CROHMIQ fabric. LINQ expects the transition to the new fabric to take no more than 90 days. A letter documenting the compliance of the new CROHMIQ fabric with Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and all applicable food additive regulations of the FDA is available on our web site at

About LINQ Industrial Fabrics, Inc.
LINQ. designs, manufactures, distributes and sells polypropylene-based woven and non-woven industrial textiles for domestic markets in Geotextiles, Agrotextiles, Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers, Carpet Backing and others. To learn more about LINQ, visit us at

The company also produces CROHMIQ, the world's leading ungrounded static protective fabrics for the safe use in FIBC for sensitive flammable vapor and dust atmospheres. Please visit us at to learn more about CROHMIQ static protective Type D FIBC fabrics.

Any questions on this subject should be directed to:

LINQ Industrial Fabrics, Inc.
Attention: Ms. Sonia Lewis
2550 West Fifth North Street
Summerville, SC 29483-9699
Phone: 843-875-8150

LINQ and CROHMIQ are registered trademarks of LINQ Industrial Fabrics, Inc., Summerville, SC, USA. CROHMIQ blue, CROHMIQ white and the blue fabric color are additional trademarks of LINQ Industrial Fabrics, Inc.

US patents 5,478,154; 5,679,449 and 6,112,772, and additional foreign patents and patent pending.

© 2004 LINQ Industrial Fabrics, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Source: LINQ Industrial Fabrics, Inc.

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