Ahlstrom announces price increases on filtration materials

Ahlstrom Corporation PRESS RELEASE 7.9.2006 at 15.30
Ahlstrom Corporation, a leader in high performance fiber based solutions, announced today a plan to increase prices globally across the entire range of its filtration business, due mainly to the rapid rise in prices for energy and a number of key raw materials.
The price increases will be applied in the coming weeks and the detailed actions will be discussed with customers through the appropriate business teams.
Ahlstrom's Filtration business is a leading manufacturer of filtration materials used in air, liquid and transportation applications with 12 production sites across four continents.
Randal Davis, Senior Vice President Filtration, +1 860 654 8320, randal.davis@ahlstrom.com
Jerome Barrillon, Director Marketing Filtration, +1 860 654 8607, jerome.barrillon@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 5,800 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 main list of the Helsinki Stock Exchange. The company website is www.ahlstrom.com.