To further strengthen its leading market position in the range of outdoor poster papers, Ahlstrom, a global leader in nonwovens and specialty papers, has invested in a new paper sheeting line in its Osnabrück plant in Germany.
Thanks to the new line, Ahlstrom is able to enhance its service offering for poster papers. With the new sheeting line, the sheeting of mother reels can now be done in-house, which makes the process faster and more cost-efficient. This investment enables Ahlstrom to offer higher flexibility and better quality control to its customers.
The new equipment can sheet poster papers up to a maximum format size of 1,60 x 2,10 m which covers 90% of the current market demand for outdoor poster papers in sheets.
In addition to poster papers, the Osnabrück plant produces release liners as well as base papers for abrasives, furniture foils and wallpapers.
The plant is part of Ahlstrom's 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.