Ahlstrom announces price increases on its wiping fabrics worldwide

Ahlstrom Corporation PRESS RELEASE 15.12.2009 at 14.00
Ahlstrom, a global leader in the development and manufacture of high performance nonwovens and specialty papers, today announced price increases on its nonwoven wiping fabrics, as a consequence of the rise of raw material costs.
The price increase will affect nonwoven grades sold globally for a wide range of consumer and industrial wipes applications. Specific details will be discussed with each customer individually by the appropriate business teams in the coming days.
Ahlstrom is a leading manufacturer of wiping fabrics, offering a broad range of materials and technologies for diverse wiping applications. These products are manufactured by Ahlstrom Home & Personal Nonwovens business area in several production sites across Europe, North America and South America.
For further information, please contact:
Jean-Marie Becker - Senior Vice President, Home & Personal Nonwovens: Tel. +33 4 7645 3515, jean-marie.becker@ahlstrom.com
Timo Hiekkaranta - Vice President Sales & Marketing - Global, Home & Personal Nonwovens: Tel. +39 0331 83601, timo.hiekkaranta@ahlstrom.com
Seppo Parvi - CFO: Tel. +358 10 888 4768, seppo.parvi@ahlstrom.com
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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 6,000 employees serve customers via sales offices and production facilities in more than 20 countries on six continents. In 2008, Ahlstrom's net sales amounted to EUR 1.8 billion. Ahlstrom's share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. The company website is at www.ahlstrom.com.