The continued economic slowdown, especially in Europe, has reduced demand, while recovery in China has been delayed.
 
The company now expects its 2012 full year net sales from continuing operations to be €1550 million–1630 million and operating profit excluding non-recurring items from continuing operations to be €48 million–58 million. Ahlstrom had previously forecast its 2012 net sales to be €1575 million–1735 million and operating profit excluding non-recurring items to be €60 million–80 million for 2012.
 
Ahlstrom will publish its January–September 2012 interim report on 22 October 2012.