News Release

March 28, 2013

Peapack, New Jersey, March 28, 2013: Novoset , LLC has today officially announced the opening of its Design and Development Technology Center to support the growing advanced material demand for the high speed telecommunication and semiconductor industries. In addition the Technology Center will develop advanced matrix systems based on Cyanate esters, epoxy and Polyimides chemistries for aerospace, space, automotive and defense industries.

The Technology Center is located at 3B Russo Place, Berkeley Heights, NJ about 20 minutes from Novoset, LLC’s main office in Peapack and a 30- minute drive to New York City. Our location is in close proximity to other premium research facilities and universities in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania areas.

The opening ceremony was held on March 28 , 2013 and attended by Novoset’s President &CEO Dr. Sajal Das , James Schleck , President of Cyalume Specialty Products, Dr. Richard Lyon , Program Manager, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Mayor Joseph Bruno of Berkeley Heights along with key customers.

Commenting at the ceremony, Dr Das noted “This Technology Center expansion at Novoset is a commitment of Novoset and Lonza, manufacturing collaborative partner of Novoset to support our customers. We expect a lot of great new products and technologies to emerge from this new center. Furthermore it will offer a platform for advanced material development & research for our global customers”

Ken McMahon , Senior Vice President of Lonza’ s Industrial solution business unit was one of the key note speakers. Mr McMahon noted that Lonza’ s commitment to new innovation and its collaboration with Novoset ‘s Technology Center will be the fastest way to commercialize products and support customers.

Mayor Joseph Bruno in his key address mentioned that Berkeley Heights and the surrounding area is the home of many high tech companies and the birth place of the former Bell Lab. He welcomed Novoset Technology Center to the Berkeley Heights business community.

Novoset, LLC is a leading Advanced Material Company located in Peapack, New Jersey.

More information on Novoset, LLC can be found at www.novoset.com

Contact: Noemi Cservenka
Communication Director
Novoset, LLC
Tel (908) 470-4202
usa@novoset.com

February 1, 2013

Lonza and Novoset LLC Announce the Introduction of New Thermoset Polyimides for Electronic and Aerospace Industries.

Basel, Switzerland and Peapack, NJ (USA), 01 February 2013 – Lonza Ltd and Novoset LLC are pleased to announce the introduction of a new generation of thermoset polyimides. The new polyimides address shortcomings of conventional high temperature polyimides currently available in the market and will serve semiconductor packaging, aerospace, abrasives, composite tooling, electronics, and other industries.

Lonza is marketing these products worldwide in collaboration with Novoset LLC under the Primaset™ trade name. The initial product, Primaset™ PPI-600, is now available in powdered and solvated form. Lonza and Novoset are working with selected customers to qualify this product for various leading-edge applications where long term thermo-oxidative stability and electric properties are critical. Furthermore, Lonza manufactures the key materials for this product.

Dr. Josef Schröer, Lonza’s Head of Business Development, High Performance Materials, said,
“We are excited to add this new product to our portfolio. We believe Primaset™ PPI-600 will
prove essential for high reliability in a wide array of applications from aerospace to under-the-hood automotive electronics. Primaset™ PPI-600 warrants for dimensional stability which is
crucial for the latest IC substrates for high-end electronic gadgets.”

Dr. Sajal Das, CEO and President of Novoset LLC said, “We are pleased to collaborate with Lonza on this unique product. The new polyimide can be used readily in solvent-based prepregs but unlike other products in the market, also in other liquid processes such as resin transfer molding (RTM), resin infusion, filament winding and hot/melt resin processes.”

Lonza has developed the new product group in close collaboration with Novoset LLC and Cyalume Specialty Products, both based in New Jersey (USA).

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August 24, 2011

Lonza, JFC Technologies and Novoset LLC announce a strategic collaboration to advance high performance materials offerings.

Lonza, JFC Technologies and Novoset LLC announce today they have entered into a specialized production and marketing collaboration for Lonza’s High Performance Materials (HPM) business. The collaboration was formed to provide new and improved product solutions to high-tech markets such as aerospace and electronics.

Under the agreement JFC Technologies will provide chemical modifications of Lonza‘s Primaset™ and Lonzacure™ product range as identified by Novoset to address market needs. Novoset LLC and Lonza will collaborate with industry innovators, end users, and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) to develop innovative system solutions using Lonza’s products.

“We are pleased to enter into this agreement with Novoset LLC and JFC Technologies to accelerate market penetration and growth for Lonza‘s HPM business,” said Ken McMahon, Senior Vice President and Head of Performance Intermediates for Lonza. “Together with Novoset’s market knowledge and JFC’s technical knowledge, we will boost our pipeline for innovative products and applications.”

Lonzacure™ are aromatic amines used as chain extender in polyurethanes, epoxy resins and polyurea coating. Primaset™ are cyanate esters used as matrix resins in composites materials.

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Novoset, LLC

Address: 87 Main Street
P.O. Box 282
Peapack, NJ USA 07977

Telephone: (908) 470-4200

FAX: (908) 470-4202

E-mail: USA@novoset.com