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Ahlstromís technology makes gasket materials more sustainable in India


Ahlstrom, a global leader in the development and manufacture of high performance fiber-based materials, will further transfer its technical expertise in India in the area of gasket materials manufacturing. Through a license agreement with Talbros Automotive Components Ltd, Ahlstrom transfers its technology in the production of non-asbestos gasket materials complying with the most stringent international quality standards. Gasket materials are used in the manufacture of soft and cylinder head gaskets mainly for automotive and industrial applications.

With this agreement, Ahlstrom will also enhance its service on Indian market and other emerging geographical areas by starting to distribute, with exclusivity, gasket materials produced by Talbros through its own sales network.

Talbros Automotive Components Ltd, a long-lasting customer of Ahlstrom, is a leading company in India specialized in the production of automotive and industrial gaskets. Talbros gaskets are also exported to over 25 countries around the world.

Ahlstromís gasket materials are manufactured at the Altenkirchen plant, Germany not using any asbestos at all. Gasket materials are part of the companyís Sealing and shielding product line serving a wide range of specialty materials for automotive, building and industrial applications.

Ahlstrom is a global leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of high performance fiber-based materials. Nonwovens and specialty papers, made by Ahlstrom, are used in a large variety of everyday products, such as filters, wipes, flooring, labels, and tapes. Based upon its unique fiber expertise and innovative approach, the company has a strong market position in several business areas in which it operates. Ahlstromís 6,500 employees serve customers via sales offices and production facilities in more than 20 countries on six continents. In 2007, Ahlstromís net sales amounted to EUR 1.8 billion. Ahlstromís share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. The company website is


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