Ahlstrom To Consolidate Wipes Production In Italy

Finland-based Ahlstrom Corp. — a manufacturer of high-performance nonwovens and specialty papers
used in applications including filters, wipes, flooring, labels and tapes — has announced plans to
consolidate its nonwoven wipes fabric manufacturing in Italy in an effort to increase its capacity,
efficiency and product range. The company will close its Carbonate plant and move production to its
Mozzate and Cressa manufacturing sites, which operate under the Home & Personal Nonwovens
business. According to Ahlstrom, the consolidation, which it expects to complete by early 2011,
will not significantly impact personnel.

May 11, 2010