Ahlstrom announces price increases on its label & packaging papers

Release, October 9, 2007, 11:00

Ahlstrom, a global leader in high performance fiber-based materials, today announced price increases on all its label & packaging papers, as a consequence of the continuous rise of raw materials and energy costs, most of which are at all time record levels.

The price increases will concern all label & packaging papers produced by Ahlstrom and will apply in the course of the 4th quarter to all non-confirmed orders. The level of the increase will depend on the nature of products and invoicing currencies.  

The specific actions are already being discussed with customers individually by the appropriate commercial contacts or will be discussed as soon as possible.

Ahlstrom Label & Packaging Papers business area is a global leading supplier of papers for self-adhesive and wet-glue labels, flexible packaging, release liner, metalizing & graphic applications.


Diego Borello, Senior Vice-President, Label & Packaging Papers: +390119260214, diego.borello@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.