Ahlstrom unveils new divisional structure

Ahlstrom is simplifying its structure, moving from five to three divisions: Filtration and Life Sciences, Food and Consumer Packaging, and Protective Materials.

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The former Filtration and Healthcare divisions have merged to form the Filtration and Life Sciences division, Food and Consumer Packaging remains the same, and the former Building Materials and Technical Materials divisions form the new Protective Materials division.

Ahlstrom says that the streamlined structure will drive simplicity, take out cost and allow the business units to further focus on driving growth.

“We are taking further steps to become the sustainable specialty materials company with our refined strategy and simplified organization that is best equipped to support our customers and the world to address global trends,” says Helen Mets, president and CEO of Ahlstrom. “With our strong focus on innovations that are safe and sustainable by design, I’m filled with confidence in Ahlstrom’s future.”

Ahlstrom describes its new Filtration and Life Sciences division as a “purifying” powerhouse with mission critical air and liquid filtration applications and life science and medical solutions. The division aims to expand in industrial filtration and bioprocessing, leveraging clean air and water and personalized healthcare trends. Daniele Borlatto, previously EVP, Filtration division is appointed as EVP, Filtration & Life Sciences division.