Ahlstrom announces price increases for masking tape base papers

Ahlstrom Corporation PRESS RELEASE March 20, 2015 at 10.30

Ahlstrom announces price increases for masking tape base papers

Ahlstrom, a global high performance fiber-based materials company, announces price increases on its masking tape materials produced by the Food and Medical business area. The price increases will be made to compensate for the continued high costs of raw materials in euro terms.

The price increases will affect all masking tape products manufactured globally and will be effective on April 1, 2015. The increase will be up to 7% depending on markets as well as the product and the agreements in place. Specific details will be discussed with each customer individually by the appropriate sales teams in the near term future.

Ahlstrom offers the widest range of masking tape base papers for a perfectly sharp finish line and optimal protection on even the most delicate surfaces. Our masking tape products are produced in France, China and Finland. Food and Medical business area's end-use applications include teabags, coffee pods and capsules, food packaging, baking papers, masking tape, surgical gowns and drapes, and sterile barrier systems.

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 2014, Ahlstrom's net sales amounted to EUR 1 billion. Our 3,400 employees serve customers in 22 countries. Ahlstrom's share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. More information available at www.ahlstrom.com.

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