Ahlstrom announces price increases for specialty papers worldwide
Ahlstrom Corporation PRESS RELEASE May 6, 2013 at 12.00
Ahlstrom, a global high performance fiber-based materials company, announces price increases on its specialty paper materials produced by the Label and Processing business. The price increases will be made to compensate for the continued high cost of raw materials and energy.
The price increases will affect all Label and Processing products worldwide and will be effective for all shipments made as of July 1, 2013. The increase will up to 7% and the amount and timing will depend on the markets served, the product and the agreements in place. Specific details will be discussed with each customer individually in the near future.
Products manufactured by Ahlstrom's Label and Processing business include graphic, packaging, processing, release and label papers. Their main end-use applications are release liners, self-adhesive labels, metalized wet glue labels, flexible packaging and repositionable notes. They are also used for the production of posters, abrasive materials and furniture foils. These specialty papers are manufactured in Brazil, France, Germany and Italy.
For more information, please contact:
Vice President, Communications
Tel. +358 10 888 4757
Executive Vice President, Label and Processing
Tel. +39 011 926 0111
Ahlstrom in brief
Ahlstrom is a high performance fiber-based 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, diagnostics, wallcoverings, flooring and food packaging. We have a leading market position in the businesses in which we operate. In 2012, Ahlstrom's net sales from the continuing operations (excluding Label and Processing business) amounted to EUR 1 billion. Our 3,800 employees serve customers in 28 countries on six continents. Ahlstrom's share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. More information available at www.ahlstrom.com.