Ahlstrom at FESPA London and other company news

Ahlstrom at FESPA 2013 in London and other company news

Ahlstrom, the global high performance fibre based materials company, has been an exhibitor at FESPA 2013 at ExCEel in London (GB) and has been highlighting how sustainability is a vital criterion for the advertising industry

Ahlstrom showcased its newest products, a metal containing paper for stunning outdoor billboards, a reinforced paper for scrolling backlit and a block-out paper for 2-sides printed indoor posters.

Ahlstrom ChantafficheTM poster paper is a powerful advertising media with clear environmental credentials. In 2013, Ahlstrom conducted a life Cycle Assessment (LCA) study on several paper and plastic substrates used for poster applications to determine the impact of these products on the environment. The Environmental Product Declaration of the Chantaffiche 250, 115 g/m2 for billboard applications was available at the show. Reviewed externally according to ISO 1440/ISO 14044 standards, this study demonstrates, that paper is better than plastic in nine out of nine environmental indicators.

Jan Witt, Product Manager, Poster Papers, added: “With this study, our aim was to identify opportunities for improving our product environmental performance. We believe that paper as a recyclable and biodegradable product is the right choice for impactful campaigns and minimum environmental impact.

The Ahlstrom product is the widest range of posters papers for printing of advertising campaigns. This extensive range of coated poster paper works perfectly with offset, screen or inkjet wide format printing, whether using solvent, UV or latex inks.

We would like to add that in the context of the demerger of Ahlstrom’s Label and Processing business in Brazil the prospectus has been accepted and published in Finnish, and an inofficial English version. It will be available at the link below as of July 1, 2013.

There is also a change of ownership in Ahlstrom Corporation:On June 27, 2013 Ahlstrom CApi8tal Oy signed a demerger plan relating to Antti Ahlström Perilliset Oy. On the expected registration date of the demerger, December 30, 2013, the 4674802 shares in Ahlstrom Corporation held by Antti Ahlström Perilliset Oy, representing a total of 10.02 % of the total share capital and voting rights, will be transfered to Ahlström Capital Oy and its ownership will then exceed the 5 % and 10 % limit. Ahlstrom Corporation’s share capital consists of 46670608 shares/votes.



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