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PAWTUCKET, R.I., November 13, 2006 – NEPTCO announces the opening of its new manufacturing facility in China’s Jiangsu province. NEPTCO (Suzhou) Materials Company, Ltd., a wholly owned foreign enterprise, is located in the export processing zone of Suzhou New District (SND) a few miles northwest of Shanghai, and will serve customers throughout Asia and the Pacific Rim.

The 100,000-square-foot facility will support NEPTCO’s growing Asia/Pacific customer base by initially supplying shielding tape laminates for wire and cable manufacturers, and electronic packaging tapes to various semiconductor fabricators operating in the region. The Suzhou facility will enable NEPTCO to provide a local manufacturing presence, and respond more quickly to customer needs.

“As more of our existing customers relocate to Asia, NEPTCO must have a local presence in order to maintain its competitive advantage,” said Guy Marini, NEPTCO’s President and CEO. “We’re committed to maintaining the level of world-class customer service that clients expect from us, and we’re making the investment necessary to support it.”

NEPTCO Suzhou follows the same manufacturing processes and quality guidelines long established at the company’s U.S. facilities. The subsidiary will employ primarily Chinese nationals, initially operating under the leadership of a veteran NEPTCO general manager. In addition to the manufacturing floor, the Suzhou plant will contain a “clean workshop,” administrative offices, and a quality assurance laboratory. The facility is ISO 9001-2000 certified.

About NEPTCO

Since 1953, NEPTCO has engineered materials for commercial, industrial and military applications, including advanced polymeric coatings and laminates of film, foil, fiber, composites, paper, nonwovens, and custom formulated adhesives. NEPTCO offers contract manufacturing and product design services, with in-house capabilities for coating, laminating, printing, slitting, and weaving at its ISO 9001:2000-certified plants.

NEPTCO has manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Europe and Asia, with sales representatives in over twenty countries. Customers in Asia may direct inquiries to NEPTCO’s Asia/Pacific Sales Manager, Ken Ho, at: 85 2 2772 1532 or KHo@chasecorp.com.

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