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Decor at Ahlstrom-Munksjö Remains Core Business in Newly Formed Fiber Based Solutions Company Surface & Panel met with Norbert Mix, executive vice president decor, and Dr. Matthias Krull, vice president sales decor, to discuss the recent merger between the former Ahlstrom Corporations and Munksjö Oyj, current decor market dynamics, segments that are performing well and why decor paper producers are battling rising titanium dioxide prices. Q. Mr. Mix, Dr. Krull, Munksjö and Ahlstrom completed the Q. Every year, your company performs an extensive market planned merger in the spring and are now operating under a new name. What has changed as a result? analysis. Can you tell us how the decor paper market has developed over the past five years? Mix:  Together with Ahlstrom-Munksjö, we now form a global leader in sustainable and innovative fiber-based solutions. We have a leading market position in several areas such as filtrati )ȁ̰ɕ͔̰х)ٕɅQ䰁ѡɽѥ́ѼɕєمՔ)ݥѠ́չՔѥ͔ѠɅѡѥ)Ʌ܁ѕɥ́ѼمѥٔɽՍ́хͽѥ)ȁ́ѽ̸)Q܁䁡̀ذ啕́āɽՍѥ)ٕѥͥѕ́Ёչɥ̰Ёɕ́ͅ)ٕȸԁɽ̸]܁ٔɽ́ͅ)ɽՍѥљɴɔͥͥ䁑Ʌ镐)ɝѥՍɔȁͥ́ɕȰ)ɅѥAəɵ%ɥMѥ̰Mѥ̸)]չЁ́q1ɝ Êtѡ͠Mݕ͠ѽ)ɭ̸=ȁͥ锁́Ёх䁹Ёͥи]܁ٔ)ͥɅ䁱ɝȁՙȰݡ́́ѕ)ͥѥѼȁٕѵ́ȁ)%ѥݔٔݼٕɽɕ͕ɍٕ)ѕ̰ݡݔɔɕѱ䁉ɥѽѡȸ]ٔ)ͥѥѡ́ѡɕɔͼѡѕѥѼ)ɥѥ͔ɽѡȁɕ́Ѽѡ)ȁ͕ѽȸQ́ݥɽ٥́ݥѠ)մȁمѥ)Q䰁хѽ)مՔͽѥ́ɔЁѡЁ)ȁɅѥ̰ȁ́Ѽͥ)ɽՍ́ѡЁ锁ѡ٥ɽх)ЁٕȁѡѥɔɽՍЁ危ȸ-ձQȁȁ́́ɽݸͥѕѱ)ͥȰذЁȁѡЁѥፕѡ)ѡЁ݅́ɕɔѡɥ̸ͥQɔɔ͕ٕɅ)ɕͽ́ݡ䁥ЁѽչѥۊQɔѡ啅̰ݡ݅)ȁѡѕQѼٔѡ̸=ɕͽ́ѡЁѡ)ͱݥɽѠєɥѕȀԁȁ)ͥЁЁѡٕɅɽѠȸ%ѥ)ͥѡɸѡմѡɕեɕЁȃqɅ)ɕՍѥt́ͱݕݸѡɕ͔́ͅɕ̀ѽ̤)MѡЁѡЁѡɭЁȁȁ́́ѥ)Ѽፕѡɕ٥́ɕɐ́ѥեѼɽ܁ѡ́啅)́ՔѼѡЁѡЁݔٕٔɕѥٕх)ͥՅѥٕȁѡЁٔ啅̸5ɔɔ)ݽɱݥɐѼ䁙ɹɔѡՍѥ)䁥́ѡ䰁Ʌ́ٔѼ)ͥѥٕٔ́ѡȁȁ̸9܁ѡ)ɭЁ9Ѡɥ́хѥѼմȁѕ)ɽѠ%ѡЀ啅̰ѡɽѠ9Ѡɥ)ͱݕȁѡɽ)5Q䁕ѥѕ́ѡݽɱݥȁ)ȁ؁Ѐ԰ѽ̀ݥѡЁ )ɕѕɕɽѠəѕɥ)͕ȁȸ%ѡմѕɴ)ݔѥєٕɅɽѠɅє(ˊĹɍЁȁȁ)ɽԁɍЁݽɱݥ)D%]ЁɭЁɕٕ́ٔ)ѡЁɕЁ啅) =9Q%9U=8A)9=I IP5%`()ə)H5QQ!%L-IU10