Ahlstrom announces price increases for its filtration materials worldwide

Ahlstrom Corporation PRESS RELEASE October 31, 2012 at 10.45

Ahlstrom, a global leader in high performance materials, announces price increases in the first quarter of 2013 for its filtration materials globally as a consequence of the continued high level of raw materials prices, such as specialty fibers, chemicals and energy.

The price increase will affect filtration materials produced by Ahlstrom globally. The level and timing of the increase will depend on the markets served, the raw material content of the product and the agreements in place. The increase will be between 5-10 %. Specific details will be discussed with each customer individually by the appropriate sales teams in the coming days.

For more information, please contact:
Liisa Nyyssönen
Vice President, Communications
Tel. +358 10 888 4757

Fulvio Capussotti
Vice President, Advanced Filtration
Tel. +39 011 9260169

Gary Blevins
Vice President, Transportation Filtration
Tel. +1 864 234 8145

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, medical gowns and drapes, wallcoverings, flooring, labels and food packaging. We have a leading market position in the businesses in which we operate. Our 5,200 employees serve customers in 28 countries on six continents. In 2011, Ahlstrom's net sales amounted to EUR 1.6 billion. The company's share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. More information is available at www.ahlstrom.com.