Ahlstrom announces price increases for its calender bowl materials

Ahlstrom Corporation PRESS RELEASE 29.12.2006 at 12.00
Ahlstrom, a global leader in high performance fiber-based materials, today announced significant price increases on its calender bowl materials, as a consequence of the continuous rise of raw materials, energy, transportation and packaging costs.
The price increases will be effective as from January 1, 2007. The level of the increases will depend on existing contracts and invoicing currencies. The detailed actions are being discussed with customers.
Ahlstrom's calender bowl materials, produced at the Altenkirchen plant, Germany, are used in the paper and textile industry.
For further information, please contact:

Jukka Moisio, President & CEO, tel. +358 10 4700, jukka.moisio@ahlstrom.com
Patrick Jeambar, Senior Vice President, Technical Papers, tel.+33 4 7645 3515, patrick.jeambar@ahlstrom.com
Dirk Euteneuer, Vice President & General Manager, Sealing & Shielding, tel. +49 2681 800 221, dirk.euteneuer@ahlstrom.com
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Ahlstrom in brief
Ahlstrom is a global leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of high performance fiber-based materials. Nonwovens and specialty papers, made by Ahlstrom, are used in a large variety of everyday products, e.g. in filters, wipes, flooring, labels, and tapes. The company has a strong market position in several business areas in which it operates, built upon the company's unique fiber expertise and innovative approach. Ahlstrom's 5,700 employees serve customers via sales offices and production facilities in more than 20 countries on six continents. In 2005, Ahlstrom's net sales amounted to EUR 1.55 billion. Ahlstrom's share is listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange. The company website is www.ahlstrom.com.