Ahlstrom Corporation PRESS RELEASE 15.2.2010 at 15.30
Ahlstrom, a global leader in the development and manufacture of high performance nonwovens and specialty papers, today announced price increases on all of its specialty paper grades, as profitability has been driven to very low level by continuous cost increases despite the strong market demand.
Prices for all paper grades will increase by at least 10% depending on the nature of the products, regions and invoicing currencies. Effective dates and detailed actions will be discussed with customers by the appropriate business teams.
Ahlstrom's Specialty Papers segment has production sites in Brazil (Jacareí), France (Bousbecque, La Gère, Pont-Audemer, Rottersac, Saint-Séverin and Stenay), Germany (Osnabrück and Altenkirchen), Finland (Kauttua), Italy (Turin) and USA (West Carrollton). Its products are used in a wide range of applications, such as abrasive papers, furniture foils, food & other packaging, release liners, self-adhesive labels, labels for metallization, engine gaskets, wall papers, posters and other industrial applications.
For further information, please contact:
Daniele Borlatto, Senior Vice President, Release & Label Papers, Tel. +39 011 926 0111
Patrick Jeambar, Senior Vice President, Technical Papers, Tel. +33 4 7645 3505
Ahlstrom in brief
Ahlstrom is a global leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of high performance nonwovens and specialty papers. Ahlstrom´s products are used in a large variety of everyday applications, such as filters, wipes, flooring, labels, and tapes. Based upon its unique fiber expertise and innovative approach, the company has a strong market position in several business areas in which it operates. Ahlstrom's 5,800 employees serve customers via sales offices and production facilities in more than 20 countries on six continents. In 2009, Ahlstrom's net sales amounted to EUR 1.6 billion. Ahlstrom's share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. The company website is at www.ahlstrom.com.