Ahlstrom announces price increases on filtration materials worldwide

Ahlstrom Corporation PRESS RELEASE 28.10.2009 at 10.00
Ahlstrom, a global leader in the development and manufacture of high performance nonwovens and specialty papers, today announced price increases on its filter media products for transportation and specialty filtration, as a consequence of the rise of raw material costs.
The price increase will affect filtration grades produced by Ahlstrom globally, sold for transportation and specialty filtration applications, and will be effective as of January 1, 2010. The level of increase will depend on the markets, the constituents of the products, and the structure of the agreements in place. The increase range will vary up to 10 %. Specific details will be discussed with each customer individually by the appropriate business teams in the coming days.
Ahlstrom is a leading manufacturer of filtration materials for Transportation, Air and Liquid filtration with 12 filtration production sites across four continents.
For further information, please contact:
Tommi Björnman - Senior Vice President, Filtration: +39 011 926 0111, tommi.bjornman@ahlstrom.com
Monica Cappello - Vice President Sales, Transportation filtration: +39 011 926 0257, monica.cappello@ahlstrom.com
Jerome Barrillon - Vice President Sales, Liquid filtration: +1 860 654 8607, jerome.barrillon@ahlstrom.com
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Ahlstrom is a global leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of high performance nonwovens and specialty papers. Ahlstrom's products are used in a large variety of everyday applications, 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 6,000 employees serve customers via sales offices and production facilities in more than 20 countries on six continents. In 2008, Ahlstrom's net sales amounted to EUR 1.8 billion. Ahlstrom's share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. The company website is at www.ahlstrom.com.