With us you can innovate for a better world

There's always a better way of innovating together

Every global challenge deserves tailor-made solutions or groundbreaking innovations. We’re looking for like-minded customers and other partners who’re ready to team up and develop the next generation of fiber-based solutions in packaging, filtration, construction and other specialty materials.

Ahlstrom's world-class R&D centers

  • 2

    innovation centers and research sites in Pont-Evêque & Apprieu, France​

  • Various

    product development and application laboratories at plants

  • 340

    global talents in our R&D community

Our materials help your solutions and people’s everyday lives more sustainable

With our unique understanding of fibres and applications, we develop future solutions that are safe and sustainable by design. Our specialty solutions are designed for circularity and based on renewable materials. As the world moves towards a green transition, our sustainable specialty materials will only become more relevant and significantly contribute to a better world.

Co-innovate the next generation of safe and sustainable materials with us

Ahlstrom has the industry's widest portfolio of technologies and comprehensive piloting capabilities. Our expertise covers a wide range of areas, from cellulose-based webs and synthetic specialty webs to coating and surface treatment, chemistry, circularity, and property and application. We offer our partners open innovation with a large network of suppliers, research institutes, startups and selected companies in the value chain to find the best solutions and accelerate innovation.

Meet our R&D team

In our brilliant research and development team, we develop sustainable solutions in close collaboration with our customers, utilizing Ahlstrom's unique expertise, tools, and capabilities for combining raw materials.

Our purpose is all about understanding the global problems and how to combat them

Ahlstrom wants to have real impact on the shift toward a sustainable and circular economy. Sustainability is a guiding principle for our innovations, and all new innovations should have a positive sustainability contribution. Through our technology and fiber-based solutions, we help our customers in their transition to better circularity, decarbonization, digitalization, electrification, and many more; as well as protect the planet and people against hazardous pathogens.

Why not create something meaningful?

The key strength and primary driver of innovation for us springs from our diverse community. It provides a broad perspective for problem-solving and developing creative solutions for tremendous success. We have started a journey to ensure that our work environment is fair and inclusive for everyone, everywhere. Do you want to work with us creating innovative products and solutions? Take a look!