Helsinki, Finland, 29 September 2010 -- To further strengthen its leading market position in the range of outdoor poster papers, Ahlstrom, a global leader in nonwovens and specialty papers, has invested in a new paper sheeting line at its Osnabrück plant in Germany.
Thanks to the new line, Ahlstrom is able to enhance its service offering for poster papers. With the new sheeting line, the sheeting of mother reels can be done in-house, which makes the process faster and more cost-efficient. This investment enables Ahlstrom to offer higher flexibility and better quality control to its customers.
The new equipment can sheet poster papers up to a maximum format size of 1.60 x 2.10 m, which covers 90% of the current market demand for outdoor poster papers in sheets.
In addition to poster papers, the Osnabrück plant produces release liners and base papers for abrasives, furniture foils, and wallpapers.
The plant is part of Ahlstrom's Label and Processing Business Area which operates three production sites in France, two in Germany, one in Italy, and one in Brazil.