Ahlstrom announces price increases for advanced filtration materials

Ahlstrom Corporation PRESS RELEASE August 25, 2014 at 15.00

Ahlstrom announces price increases for advanced filtration materials

Ahlstrom, a global high performance fiber-based materials company, announces price increases on its Air and Liquid filter media produced by the Advanced Filtration business area. The price increases will be made to compensate for the continued high level of raw material costs, utilities-related inflation and regional currency impacts.

The price increases will affect all advanced filtration products worldwide and will be effective starting from November 1, 2014. The increases will be up to 10% depending on markets, products and the agreements in place.

Air and Liquid filter media manufactured by the Advanced Filtration business area is used in air applications including high efficiency air, gas turbine, and industrial air as well as liquid applications for laboratory and life sciences, water treatment, and various process industries. Ahlstrom's Advanced Filtration business area has production sites in six countries.

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. We aim to grow with a product offering for clean and healthy environment. Our materials are used in everyday applications such as filters, medical fabrics, life science and diagnostics, wallcoverings and food packaging. In 2013, Ahlstrom's net sales from the continuing operations amounted to EUR 1 billion. Our 3,500 employees serve customers in 24 countries. Ahlstrom's share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. More information available at www.ahlstrom.com.

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