Ahlstrom, a leading developer and producer of nonwovens and specialty papers, today announces price increase on its calender bowl materials worldwide as a consequence of the rise of raw materials costs.
The price increase will be effective as of November 15, 2010 and will vary from 8 to 10 percent, depending on the products and agreements in place. Specific details will be discussed with each customer individually.
The price of cotton, a key raw material in the manufacturing of high quality calender bowl materials, has increased substantially and makes it necessary for Ahlstrom to adjust its prices.
Ahlstrom's calendered bowl materials are used in the paper and textile industry and are produced at the Altenkirchen plant, Germany. This unit is part of the Label and Processing Business Area which operates seven production sites located in France (3), Germany (2), Italy (1) and Brazil (1).
Ahlstrom in brief
Ahlstrom is a global leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of high performance nonwovens and specialty papers. Ahlstrom´s products are used in a large variety of everyday applications, such as filters, wipes, flooring, labels, and tapes. Based upon its unique fiber expertise and innovative approach, the company has a strong market position in several business areas in which it operates. Ahlstrom's 5,800 employees serve customers via sales offices and production facilities in more than 20 countries on six continents. In 2009, Ahlstrom's net sales amounted to EUR 1.6 billion. Ahlstrom's share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. The company website is at www.ahlstrom.com.