Ahlstrom to Hike Prices for Its Specialty Papers Worldwide

May 6, 2013 - Ahlstrom has announced price increases on its specialty paper materials produced by the Label and Processing business.

Pricing could go up to 7%, and the amount and timing will depend on the markets served, the product and the agreements in place, Ahlstrom said.

The price hikes are necessary to compensate for the continued high cost of raw materials and energy, Ahlstrom added.

The price increases will affect all Label and Processing products worldwide and will be effective for all shipments made as of July 1, 2013.

Ahlstrom said specific details will be discussed with each customer individually in the near future.

Products manufactured by Ahlstrom's Label and Processing business include graphic, packaging, processing, release and label papers. Their main end-use applications are release liners, self-adhesive labels, metalized wet glue labels, flexible packaging and repositionable notes. They are also used for the production of posters, abrasive materials and furniture foils. These specialty papers are manufactured in Brazil, France, Germany and Italy.

SOURCE: Ahlstrom