Ahlstrom increases its coating capacity in Brazil

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Source: Ahlstrom Corporation

Ahlstrom, a global leader in nonwowens and specialty papers, today announces the completion of an investment to increase the speed of an off-line coater at its Jacareì plant in Brazil.

The higher speed of the coater will markedly increase the coating capacity of the plant. This investment will enable Ahlstrom to better satisfy the growing demand for coated papers and further reinforce Ahlstrom's leadership in the Brazilian and South American markets.

The Jacareì plant mainly produces one-side coated papers for release liners, labels, packaging and other coated specialties.

A large part of Ahlstrom's coated papers are also produced in Europe at the sites located in Stenay, France, and Osnabrück, Germany.

Stenay, Osnabrück and Jacareì plants are part of the Label and Processing Business Area. The business area 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.

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