Ahlstrom introduces Ahlstrom Flow2Save(TM) filtration media for improved indoor air quality

Ahlstrom Corporation PRESS RELEASE October 22, 2013 at 10.45

Ahlstrom, a global high performance fiber-based materials company, introduces Ahlstrom Flow2Save(TM), a new media for high efficiency air (HEA) filtration applications at the Filtech exhibition in Germany during October 22 - 24, 2013. The innovative, patent-pending filtration media is based on a gradient structure combining different advanced technologies.

Ahlstrom Flow2Save(TM) provides high filtration efficiency to improve indoor air quality, which is especially important in public buildings such as hospitals and schools, and crucial to protect people and help alleviate Sick Building Syndrome (SBS). SBS causes skin irritations, headache, and respiratory problems, and thought to be caused by indoor pollutants, microorganisms, or inadequate ventilation.

The key value-add is how easily air can flow through the media.

"Ahlstrom Flow2Save(TM) has significantly better pressure drop characteristics than other commercial HEA filtration media, meaning it is much easier for the ventilation system to push air through the filter. This allows significant energy savings throughout the life time of the filter. Its sustainability credentials are compelling; cleaner indoor air quality, lower energy consumption and lower costs," explains Fulvio Capussotti, EVP, Advanced Filtration.

Ahlstrom is a global supplier of air and liquid filtration materials with a leading market position in life science and gas turbine filtration. Ahlstrom Advanced Filtration has seven production sites producing filter media in five countries.

For more information on the Ahlstrom Flow2Save(TM) please visit at: http://www.ahlstrom.com/flow2save

For more information, please contact:

Laia Guarro, VP Marketing, Advanced Filtration, Tel. +39 342 358 2027
Liisa Nyyssönen, Vice President, Communications, Tel. +358 10 888 4757

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 24 countries. Ahlstrom's share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. More information available at www.ahlstrom.com.