Ahlstrom announces price increases on filtration materials worldwide

Ahlstrom Corporation PRESS RELEASE 08.07.2008
Ahlstrom, a global leader in high performance fiber-based materials, today announced price increases on filter media products, as a consequence of the continued rise of raw material prices and energy costs.
The price increase will affect filtration grades produced by Ahlstrom globally and will be effective as from August 1st, 2008. The level of the increase will depend on the markets and the constituents of the products. Specific details will be discussed with each customer individually by the appropriate business teams in the coming days.
Ahlstrom is the leading manufacturer of filtration media which is used in the transportation industry and in liquid and air filtration applications. Ahlstrom has 12 filtration material production sites across four continents.
Contacts :
Randal Davis, Sr. VP Filtration, +1 860 997 6131, randal.davis@ahlstrom.com
Scott Murdock, VP Transportation Filtration, +1 860 654 8362, scott.murdock@ahlstrom.com
Monica Cappello, Product Line Manager, Transportation Filtration, +39 011 926 0257
Jerome Barrillon, Product Line Manager, Air & Liquid Filtration, +1 860 654 8607, jerome.barrillon@ahlstrom.com
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 6,500 employees serve customers via sales offices and production facilities in more than 20 countries on six continents. In 2007, Ahlstrom's net sales amounted to EUR 1.8 billion. Ahlstrom's share is listed on the OMX Nordic Exchange Helsinki. The company website is www.ahlstrom.com.