Ahlstrom announces price increases for vegetable parchment materials

Ahlstrom Corporation PRESS RELEASE June 27, 2013 at 13.00 

Ahlstrom, a global high performance fiber-based materials company, announces price increases on its vegetable parchment materials produced by the Food and Medical business area. The price increases will be made to compensate for the continued high level of raw material costs as well as energy related inflation.

The price increases will affect all vegetable parchment products worldwide and will be effective for all orders placed as of August 1, 2013. The increase will be up to 5% depending on markets as well as the product and the agreements in place.

Ahlstrom's vegetable parchment products include food packaging materials for cooking, baking and wrapping. Food and Medical business area's main end-use applications are teabags, coffee filters, food packaging, baking papers, masking tape and surgical gowns and drapes.

For more information, please contact:
Liisa Nyyssönen
Vice President, Communications
Tel. +358 10 888 4757

Ahlstrom in brief
Ahlstrom is a high performance fiber-based materials company, partnering with leading businesses around the world to help them stay ahead. Our products are used in a large variety of everyday applications, such as filters, medical gowns and drapes, diagnostics, wallcoverings, flooring and food packaging. We have a leading market position in the businesses in which we operate. In 2012, Ahlstrom's net sales from the continuing operations (excluding Label and Processing business) amounted to EUR 1 billion. Our 3,800 employees serve customers in 28 countries on six continents. Ahlstrom's share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. More information available at www.ahlstrom.com.

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