Ahlstrom announces price increases for its crepe papers

Ahlstrom Corporation PRESS RELEASE 22.12.2006 at 11.15
Ahlstrom, a global leader in high performance fiber-based materials, today announced price increases on its crepe paper grades, due mainly to the continuous rise of raw materials, energy, transportation and packaging costs.
The price increases will be effective as from January 1, 2007. The level of the increases will depend on the nature of the products, on existing contracts and invoicing currencies.  The detailed actions will be discussed with customers through the appropriate business teams.
Ahlstrom's crepe papers are used for masking tapes, wipes, medical sterilization wraps and other specialty applications such as table covers or food absorption pads. Ahlstrom's crepe papers are produced in France, Finland and Italy.
For further information, please contact:

Jukka Moisio, President & CEO, tel +358 10 4700, jukka.moisio@ahlstrom.com
Patrick Jeambar, Senior Vice President, Technical Papers: +33 4 7645 3515, patrick.jeambar@ahlstrom.com
Olivier Salaun, Vice President & General Manager, Crepe papers, +33 4 74 57 29 29, olivier.salaun@ahlstrom.com
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Ahlstrom in brief
Ahlstrom is a global leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of high performance fiber-based materials. Nonwovens and specialty papers, made by Ahlstrom, are used in a large variety of everyday products, e.g. in filters, wipes, flooring, labels, and tapes. The company has a strong market position in several business areas in which it operates, built upon the company's unique fiber expertise and innovative approach. Ahlstrom's 5,700 employees serve customers via sales offices and production facilities in more than 20 countries on six continents. In 2005, Ahlstrom's net sales amounted to EUR 1.55 billion. Ahlstrom's share is listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange. The company website is www.ahlstrom.com.