Ahlstrom modifies Chinese production line for filtration flexibility

The annual capacity of the modified line will be about 20 000 metric tons of wallcovering or filtration products. The work is expected to be completed by April 2016.

“This investment reinforces our commitment to our customers in the filtration and wallcovering materials markets in China and elsewhere in the region,” said Fulvio Capussotti, executive vice president of Ahlstrom’s Building and Energy business area. “It’s also vital for us to make the Binzhou line more versatile to ensure business agility.”

The Binzhou wallcoverings production line was inaugurated in May 2014. Ahlstrom also operates another line producing filtration products at the same Binzhou site. With this latest investment, Ahlstrom will be able to supply the Asian and Chinese markets with a wider product mix. The Binzhou site will also have a stronger role in research and product development.

The two lines in Binzhou will be part of Ahlstrom’s Filtration & Performance business area from the beginning of 2016.