Our innovation center and research sites
As a producer of fiber-based specialty materials, innovation and product development are the core of value creation. Innovation enables Ahlstrom to constantly improve its offering of products, technologies and services to address sustainable functionality and design. We have extensive research and development capabilities, centrally located in France. Product development in the businesses is carried out at the various plants and in collaboration with businesses and customers.
We have a strong focus to capture sustainability driven growth opportunities capitalizing on our unique know-how in fiber material and related technologies
We aim for sales from new products launched during the last three years to reach 25% by 2025. We have also set as a target that all new products in development are assessed with the EcoDesign Tool and that all have a positive EcoDesign score by 2025, meaning their environmental impact is lower than a reference product’s. From fiber, we create solutions such as sustainable compostable food and beverage processing and packaging materials, liquid and air filtration solutions for engines and energy storage applications, diagnostic materials, protective surgical fabrics, water filters, and much more.
As electrification is rapidly changing the landscape of the industry, Ahlstrom is closely involved with market developments. We are developing new fiber-based solutions for Energy storage applications and for Electric vehicles
Electricity is the fastest growing source of energy. Demand for energy storage will double in the future. It will be driven by vehicle electrification, a shift towards renewable energy and increasing demand in stationary applications. Our Fibrous materials have unique properties, delivering enhanced benefits for the performance of batteries.
Sustainability driven innovation is the core of our mission and value creation
We develop best in class products in close collaboration with our customers, utilizing our unique know-how, tools and capabilities on combining raw materials and our advanced technology. We have a strong focus to capture sustainability driven growth opportunities with new innovations and our goal is that all new product introductions will serve our purpose to purify and protect.