Ahlstrom will invest approximately € 5.2 million in a new specialty glassfiber reinforcement plant in the U.S. The investment further strengthens Ahlstrom's position as a leading global developer and manufacturer of specialty reinforcements for wind energy, marine, transportation and other technically demanding markets. The new line will be set up in a new facility in Darlington, SC where Ahlstrom’s filtration business already has a facility. Construction will begin this summer and is set to be complete in early 2007. The plant will mainly serve North American customers and other dollar-based markets.