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Ahlstrom-Munksjö Introduces FortiCell, a New Product Platform Designed for Energy Storage Applications

Ahlstrom-Munksjö - Forticell Ahlstrom-Munksjö has focused significant resources investigating the energy storage market and its fibrous materials have unique properties, delivering enhanced benefits for the performance of batteries.

June 18, 2020 (Press Release) - Ahlstrom-Munksjö takes further steps into the energy storage market and pre-launches Ahlstrom-Munksjö Forticell®, its new platform of fiber-based solutions for energy storage applications.

Electricity is the fastest growing source of energy and demand for energy storage is expected to grow significantly in coming years, driven by vehicle electrification, a shift towards renewable energy, an increasing demand in stationary applications and effective electricity supply chain management.

Fiber-based materials are widely used in energy storage devices and, thanks to the Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s extensive expertise in cellulose, microglass and specialty nonwoven materials, the company is developing a complete range of solutions to its customers.

“50 years of experience serving the automotive industry and a unique set of various technologies put us in a very good position to meet the energy storage industry needs moving forward”, says Daniele Borlatto, Executive Vice President, Filtration & Performance Solutions. “The creation of Forticell is a milestone into the journey that will lead Ahlstrom-Munksjö to a leading supplier to this market.”

“Ahlstrom-Munksjö already has very strong know how in glass, micro glass, cellulose and specialty nonwovens”, says Bertrand Rupin, Head of Business Development, Energy Storage. “As we move forward on this journey, we will capitalize on the expertise we already have in house to bring to market new attractive product offerings for the various segments of the energy storage market.”

Further details on the product portfolios to be available from the FortiCell platform will be announced in the third quarter of 2020.

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Ahlstrom-Munksjö is a global leader in fiber-based materials. Products include: filter materials, release liners, food and beverage processing materials, decor papers, abrasive and tape backings, electrotechnical paper, glass fiber materials, medical fiber materials and solutions for diagnostics as well as a range of specialty papers for industrial and consumer end-uses. For further information, visit:

SOURCE: Ahlstrom-Munksjö