Ahlstrom will start negotiations with employee representatives at its Kauttua site as part of its earlier announced rightsizing programme.
The negotiations will affect the whole personnel at the site and may lead to personnel reductions or temporary lay-offs.
The Kauttua plant manufactures base paper for masking tape. The markets for masking tape have significant overcapacity globally, especially in Europe.The Kauttua production line is part of Ahlstrom's Food Business Area and it employs approximately 20 employees. The negotiations are expected to be completed by early December 2014.