Ahlstrom completed the investments for low grammage papers production at its Stenay plant, France

Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:00am EDT

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Ahlstrom Corporation PRESS RELEASE April 12, 2013 at 12.00 

Ahlstrom, a global high performance fiber-based materials company, has completed the earlier
announced EUR 7 million investments at its Stenay plant, France. With the investment, the plant
successfully expanded its product portfolio of one-side coated papers for metalized labels and
flexible packaging.

The grades produced at Stenay's paper machine 3 span now from 50 to 160 g/m². These coated papers
can be used for metalized beer labels and flexible packaging applications such as biscuits,
sweets, coffee bags, pharmacy, pet food bag outer liners, tea envelopes, tobacco pouches, as well
as bundle wraps for yoghurt pots.

"By lowering the weight of a paper used for metalized labels, flexible packaging and other
graphics and industrial applications, Ahlstrom responds to the need for lighter papers to reduce
the weight of packaging and labels and consequently lower their environmental footprint," says
Daniele Borlatto, EVP, Label and Processing.

Stenay's main brands for flexible packaging papers include the well-known Gerbier HDS, Gerstar
HDS, Gerstar 404, Gerstar 604, Gersan, Gervalux as well as Metalkote for metalized labels.

With the investment, Ahlstrom offers additional benefits to its customers, such as improved
performance during the converting process.

The Stenay plant is part of Ahlstrom's Label and Processing Business Area, which operates a total
of six production sites in France, Germany, Italy and Brazil.

For more information, please contact:
Daniele Borlatto
Executive Vice President, Label and Processing
Tel. +39 011 926 0111

Thibault de Carayon, 
Vice President, Graphics & Packaging
Tel. +33 1 49 74 49 64

Ahlstrom in brief
Ahlstrom is a high performance fiber-based materials company, partnering with leading businesses
around the world to help them stay ahead. Our products are used in a large variety of everyday
applications, such as filters, medical gowns and drapes, diagnostics, wallcoverings, flooring and
food packaging. We have a leading market position in the businesses in which we operate. In 2012,
Ahlstrom's net sales from the continuing operations (excluding Label and Processing business)
amounted to EUR 1 billion. Our 3,800 employees serve customers in 28 countries on six continents.
Ahlstrom's share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. More information available at
www.ahlstrom.com http://www.ahlstrom.com/ . 



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