Ahlstrom Oyj : Ahlstrom introduces Ahlstrom Captimax(TM), a new product for fuel filtration

 Ahlstrom Oyj : Ahlstrom introduces Ahlstrom Captimax(TM), a new product for
                               fuel filtration

Ahlstrom Corporation PRESS RELEASE April 23, 2013 at 15.00

Ahlstrom, a global high performance fiber-based materials company, launches
today Ahlstrom Captimax(TM), a new best-in-class fuel media at the IDEA13
exhibition in the U.S. The product is suited for fuel filters in passenger and
commercial heavy-duty vehicles and off-road machinery. Ahlstrom Captimax(TM)
is also being evaluated for use in other applications such as hydraulic and
fuel water separation.

By using Eastman's Cyphrex^(TM) microfibers, Ahlstrom has created media for a
filter that allows manufacturers to obtain optimum micron efficiency ratings
and dust holding capacity without making compromises.

Ahlstrom Captimax^(TM) provides a balance of excellent small-particle
retention and the potential for longer product life. The media also lets fuel
filtration system suppliers maintain existing capacity levels but decrease the
product size. In addition, the media can allow for increased efficiency with
better options to filter fine particles to protect fuel injectors in vehicles
and machines. Ahlstrom Captimax^(TM) provides high efficiency allowing engines
to perform at their maximum.

"Ahlstrom Captimax(TM) can offer both high efficiency and high capacity. We've
given our customers the ability to make filters to the specifications they
need, allowing them to develop products outside the standard constraints from
the media," said Gary Blevins, Vice President, Marketing and Commercial for
Transportation Filtration.

"The new media offering from Ahlstrom marks the first product to be brought to
market with our Cyphrex^(TM) microfibers," said Mark J. Costa, Executive Vice
President, Eastman Chemical Company. "Our collaboration will provide countless
benefits for manufacturers and end users. We're confident the two companies
will work together in the future."

Ahlstrom Captimax^(TM) will be showcased at Booth 1539 at IDEA13, the
International Engineered Fabrics Conference & Expo, during April 23 to 25, in
Miami Beach, Florida.

Ahlstrom is a leading manufacturer of filtration materials globally with 13
production sites across four continents.

For more information, please contact:
Gary L. BlevinsVice President, Marketing and Commercial, Transportation
Filtration
Tel. +1 864 234 8145

Liisa Nyyssönen
Vice President, Communications
Tel. +358 10 888 4757

Ahlstrom in brief
Ahlstrom is a high performance fiber-based materials company, partnering with
leading businesses around the world to help them stay ahead. Our products are
used in a large variety of everyday applications, such as filters, medical
gowns and drapes, diagnostics, wallcoverings, flooring and food packaging. We
have a leading market position in the businesses in which we operate. In 2012,
Ahlstrom's net sales from the continuing operations (excluding Label and
Processing business) amounted to EUR 1 billion. Our 3,800 employees serve
customers in 28 countries on six continents. Ahlstrom's share is quoted on the
NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. More information available at www.ahlstrom.com.



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