Citing rises in raw materials and energy costs, Finland-based Ahlstrom has announced price increases on specialty paper materials produced by its Label and Processing business area.
Effective for all shipments made as of June 1, 2012, the price increases will affect all Label and Processing products worldwide, and will vary depending on the products and markets. “Specific details will be discussed with each customer individually,” the company says.
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, as well as in the production of posters, abrasive materials and furniture foils.
A high performance materials company, Ahlstrom operates in 28 countries with net sales in 2011 of €1.6 billion.