Ahlstrom-Munksjö has acquired the electrotechnical paper business from German-based Kämmerer. Through the transaction, Ahlstrom-Munksjö expands its electrotechnical paper offering in area of semiconductor papers used in special applications such as high-performing power cables and transformers. With a reinforced offering, Ahlstrom-Munksjö can further improve its customer service and expertise in this sector.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö is a leading electrotechnical insulation paper manufacturer and has developed unique competence in several paper product areas for the global electrotechnical transmission and distribution industry. These include cables, distribution transformer insulation, instrument transformers, power transformers and bushings.
Used as insulation material in electrical applications, electrotechnical papers require high purity to achieve low conductivity. Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s electrotechnical paper manufacturing in Jönköping uses internally produced pure and clean unbleached long fiber pulp from its Billingsfors mill in Sweden, which gives unique control of the entire manufacturing process and ensures high-quality paper products for its customers.
Eva Thunholm, Vice President Insulation business at Ahlstrom-Munksjö, comments on the acquisition: “With the acquisition of KÄMMERER’s electrotechnical business we can serve our customers better with a broader offering, especially in the semiconductive area, and underline our long-term commitment to the electrotechnical business.”
Holger Arnold, Business Manager Electro Paper at KÄMMERER adds “We are convinced this deal will be well received among our customers since Ahlstrom-Munksjö is one of the leaders in this field, known for high knowledge and good quality. We will together with Ahlstrom-Munksjö make the transition as smooth as possible for our customers.”
The electrification of society will require higher grid capacity and decentralized power generation and electricity grids, which will drive new investments and expansions as well as upgrades of existing distribution grids. With this acquisition, Ahlstrom-Munksjö is even more capable of serving the increasing demand for high-quality insulation papers in the power industry.