Ahlstrom announces price increases for its masking tape papers and specialty crepe and parchment products

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Source: Ahlstrom Corporation

Ahlstrom, a global leader in nonwovens and specialty papers, announces price increases worldwide on its masking tape papers and specialty crepe and vegetable parchment products.

The price increases will be effective as of January 1, 2011 and will be in average 5 percent, depending on the products. Specific details will be discussed with each customer individually.. Even though pulp prices have stabilized, increased costs related to other raw materials make it necessary for Ahlstrom to adjust its prices.

Ahlstrom offers a full range of Masking Tape papers mainlty to the automotive and construction industries. In addition, Ahlstrom specialties products serve widely industries such as furniture and textile tubes. These products are manufactured by Ahlstrom's Food and Medical Business Area in different production sites in France, Finland and United States.

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.

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