Ahlstrom announces price increases for its crepe papers

Ahlstrom Corporation PRESS RELEASE 12.07.2007
Ahlstrom, a global leader in high performance fiber-based materials, today announced price increases on its crepe paper grades, as a consequence of the continuous rise of raw materials, in particular woodpulp, energy, transportation and packaging costs.
The price increases are effective as from July 1, 2007. The level of the increases will depend on the nature of the products, on existing contracts and invoicing currencies. The detailed actions will be discussed with customers through the appropriate business teams.
Ahlstrom's Crepe papers are mainly used for masking tapes, wipes, medical sterilization wraps and other specialty applications such as table covers or food absorption pads. Ahlstrom's Crepe papers are produced in France, Finland and Italy.
For further information, please contact:

Patrick Jeambar, Senior Vice President, Technical Papers: +33 4 7645 3515, patrick.jeambar@ahlstrom.com
Olivier Salaun, Vice President & General Manager, Crepe papers, +33 2 3241 6110, olivier.salaun@ahlstrom.com
Jari Mäntylä, CFO, Ahlstrom Corporation, +358 10 4768, jari.mantyla@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, 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 6,200 employees serve customers via sales offices and production facilities in more than 20 countries on six continents. In 2006, Ahlstrom's net sales amounted to EUR 1.6 billion. Ahlstrom's share is listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange. The company website is www.ahlstrom.com.