Ahlstrom announces price increases on its wiping fabrics worldwide(2)

Ahlstrom Corporation PRESS RELEASE 16.06.2010 at 14.30

Ahlstrom, a global leader in the development and manufacture of high performance nonwovens and specialty papers, announces price increases on its wiping fabrics as a consequence of the continuous rise of raw material costs.

The price increase will affect all products worldwide and will be effective as of July 1st, 2010. The increase range will vary depending on the nature of the products, on the regions and on the invoicing currencies.

The detailed actions will be discussed with customers through the appropriate business teams.

Ahlstrom offers a broad range of fabrics designed for consumer and industrial wipes applications. These products are manufactured by Ahlstrom's Home and Personal business area in several production sites across Europe, North America and South America.

For further information, please contact:
Jean-Marie Becker  
Executive Vice President, Home and Personal
Tel. +33 4 7645 3515, jean-marie.becker@ahlstrom.com

Timo Hiekkaranta
Vice President Sales & Marketing, Home and Personal
Tel. +39 0331 83601, timo.hiekkaranta@ahlstrom.com

Seppo Parvi
Tel. +358 10 888 4768, seppo.parvi@ahlstrom.com

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Ahlstrom in brief
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 5,800 employees serve customers via sales offices and production facilities in more than 20 countries on six continents. In 2009, Ahlstrom's net sales amounted to EUR 1.6 billion. Ahlstrom's share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. The company website is at www.ahlstrom.com.