Ahlstrom announces price increases for building, wallcoverings and specialties materials

Ahlstrom Corporation PRESS RELEASE October 18, 2014 at 10.00

Ahlstrom announces price increases for building, wallcoverings and specialties materials

Ahlstrom, a global high performance fiber-based materials company, announces price increases on the materials produced by the Building and Energy business area. The price increases will be made to compensate for the continued high level of certain raw material costs and utilities-related inflation.

The price increases will affect the products of the Building and Energy business area worldwide and will be effective starting on January 1, 2015 at the latest. The increases will be approximately 10% on average, depending on markets, products and the agreements in place.  

Ahlstrom's Building and Energy business area products are used in a variety of applications including wallcoverings, floorings, building panels, composite reinforcements, automotive interiors, apparel, fabric care and wound care. The Building and Energy 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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