Helsinki, Finland, 26 August 2010 -- Ahlstrom, a nonwowens and specialty papers producer, recently announced the completion of an investment to increase the speed of an off-line coater at its Jacareì plant in Brazil.
The higher speed of the coater will markedly increase the coating capacity of the plant. This investment will enable Ahlstrom to better satisfy the growing demand for coated papers and further reinforce Ahlstrom's leadership in the Brazilian and South American markets.
The Jacareì plant mainly produces one-side coated papers for release liners, labels, packaging, and other coated specialties.
A large part of Ahlstrom's coated papers also are produced in Europe at sites in Stenay, France, and Osnabrück, Germany.
The Stenay, Osnabrück, and Jacareì plants are part of the company's Label and Processing Business Area. The business area operates three production sites in France, two in Germany, one in Italy, and one in Brazil.