Enercon Industries and Ciba Specialty Chemicals Announce New Technology Agreement

Release date: 5/1/2005

Menomonee Falls, WI - Enercon Industries Corporation and Ciba Specialty Chemicals proudly announce a joint development agreement which synergizes the innovative surface modification Plasma3 technology of Enercon with Ciba Specialty Chemicals new nano-grafting PrimeIT technology.

The new agreement promises development of an advanced surface treatment technology which assures Enercon and Ciba Specialty Chemicals customers the ability to truly optimize surface effects on all films, foils, papers, metals, nonwovens and textiles through the combined use of these technologies.

Enercon Industries Corporation, headquartered in Menomonee Falls , WI , is a major manufacturer of equipment for the plastics and packaging industries. The company supplies custom built corona, flame and atmospheric plasma treating systems, and 3D plasma treaters for the plastics and rubber industries.

Ciba Specialty Chemicals (SWX: CIBN, NYSE: CSB) is a leading global company dedicated to producing high-value effects for its customers' products. We strive to be the partner of choice for our customers, offering them innovative products and one-stop expert service. We create effects that improve the quality of life - adding performance, protection, color and strength to textiles, plastics, paper, automobiles, buildings, home and personal care products and much more. Ciba Specialty Chemicals is active in more than 120 countries around the world and is committed to be a leader in its chosen markets. In 2004, the Company generated sales of 5.7 billion US dollars and invested 232 million in R&D