Ahlstrom to Hike Prices for Its Label and Processing Papers

May 10, 2012 - Ahlstrom said that it will increase prices for its specialty paper materials produced by the Label and Processing business area.

Ahlstrom cited recent rises in raw material and energy costs as factors driving the price hikes.

The price increase will affect all Label and Processing products worldwide and will be effective for all shipments made as of June 1, 2012, Ahlstrom said.

Ahlstrom did not disclose the specific amount of the price increase, but said the increase range will vary depending on the products and markets.

Specific details will be discussed with each customer individually, Ahlstrom added.

Products manufactured by Ahlstrom's Label and Processing Business Area 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