The temporary layoffs at the Karhula plant, part of the Ahlstrom's Glass & Industrial Nonwovens business, will be carried out during the latter part of the year. They concern roughly 260 employees. Approximately 200 of them are blue-collar staff and approximately 60 white-collar staff. The duration of the layoffs is estimated to be 90 days, at the most.

Ahlstrom says these actions will not affect the delivery and service level of the plant.

The Karhula plant currently employs approximately 360 people, of which roughly 260 are blue-collar and roughly 100 are white-collar employees.