Ahlstrom achieves Registered Latex Developer certification from HP

Ahlstrom Corporation PRESS RELEASE February 15, 2012 at 2.30 p.m.

Ahlstrom Corporation, a global high-performance materials company, has taken part in the HP Registered Latex Development Program and a wide number of Ahlstrom's poster papers and wallcover substrates have met the HP compatibility standard. After successful completion of the certification tests on different large-format HP Latex printers, Ahlstrom has been granted the certification of HP Registered Latex Developer.

"Latex Printing Technologies are fast growing in the area of large format digital print. The technology increases productivity, offering gains in flexibility, sustainability, and ultimately achieving enhanced creative graphics. At Ahlstrom, in order to stay ahead, we anticipate changes. We are using progressive technology to continuously provide substrates that are compatible with the most advanced machines and deliver excellent results. By participating actively in the HP Registered Latex Development Program, we are demonstrating our strong commitment to advance the standards in poster paper and wallcovering industry. These efforts continuously support printers in tackling today's new challenges." explains Juergen Oess, Vice President, Processing, Ahlstrom.

Ahlstrom ChantafficheTM poster papers are used for outdoor and indoor advertising applications, including billboard and modern street furniture, such as citylight, megalight or scrolling units. Ahlstrom EasylifeTM wallcover media is used for direct printing of facing materials for wall decoration.

Ahlstrom's qualified poster papers are manufactured in Germany while approved wallcover substrates are produced in Belgium and France.

The list of qualified Ahlstrom media, with related HP Latex printer presets, is available on Ahlstrom's website: www.ahlstrom.com/AhlstromQualifiedHPLatexMedia.

For more information, please contact:
Jan Witt, Product Manager, Poster paper, tel. +49 541 604 338
Michael Hottenträger, Product Manager, wallcoverings, tel. +49 541 604 216
Liisa Nyyssönen, Vice President, Communications, tel. +358 10 888 4757

Ahlstrom in brief
Ahlstrom is a high performance materials company, partnering with leading businesses around the world to help them stay ahead. Our products are used in a large variety of everyday applications, such as filters, wallcovers, flooring, labels and food packaging. We have a leading market position in the businesses in which we operate. Our 5,200 employees serve customers in 28 countries on six continents. In 2011, Ahlstrom's net sales amounted to EUR 1.6 billion. The company's share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. More information available at www.ahlstrom.com.