Ahlstrom announces price increase for its graphics and packaging products worldwide

Ahlstrom Corporation PRESS RELEASE 7.6.2011 at 09.00

Ahlstrom, a global high performance materials company, announces price increases on its graphics and packaging products as a consequence of the rise in raw material, chemicals and energy costs.

The price increase will affect all graphics and packaging products worldwide and will be effective for all shipments made as of July 1, 2011. The increase will vary up to 10 percent, depending on products and markets. Specific details will be discussed with customers.

Ahlstrom's graphics and packaging products are part of the Label and Processing Business Area and their end-use applications include metalized wet glue labels, flexible packaging, envelope windows and repositionable notes.


Further information:
Thibault de Carayon
Vice President, Graphics & Packaging
Tel. +33 1 49 74 49 64, thibault.decarayon@ahlstrom.com


Liisa Nyyssönen
Vice President, Corporate Communications
Tel. +358 10 888 4757, liisa.nyyssonen@ahlstrom.com


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Ahlstrom in brief
Ahlstrom is a high performance materials company, partnering with leading businesses around the world to help them stay ahead. Our products are used in a large variety of everyday applications, such as filters, wallcovers, wipes, flooring, labels and food packaging. We have a leading market position in the businesses in which we operate. Our 5,700 employees serve customers in 26 countries on six continents. In 2010, Ahlstrom's net sales amounted to EUR 1.9 billion. The company's share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. More information available at www.ahlstrom.com.