Xerium Technologies unveils new tissue felt technology Impact TS as part of its paper machine clothing technology to improve operational performance, reduce energy consumption

RALEIGH, North Carolina , November 7, 2011 (press release) – Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:XRM), a leading global manufacturer of industrial textiles and rolls used primarily in the paper production process, today announced full global availability of Impact TS, advanced tissue felt technology, as part of its clothing (PMC) technology designed to help customers improve operational performance and reduce energy consumption, which are vital to the manufacturing of tissue grades.

With Impact TS, Xerium continues to take the lead in advancing the technology of PMC, which is critical to tissue machines' overall energy efficiency and product quality as it is produced. PMC products are highly engineered synthetic textile belts that are used to transport raw paper along the length of the paper-making process, as it is formed, pressed, and dried, keeping in constant contact with the paper as it is formed.

"Through innovations such as Impact TS, we continue to lead the market with technological solutions that boost efficiency and lower the cost of manufacturing paper," said Stephen R. Light, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman. "Time and again we earn our customers' loyalty by developing products with measurable return on investment."

Impact TS incorporates a unique combination of innovative raw materials, highly compressible base structure elements, topped with our premium needling technology delivering outstanding press performance. Impact TS technology utilizes hydrophilic base yarns aligned perfectly parallel in order to provide an ideal combination of pressure uniformity, exceptional dimensional stability and immediate nip saturation. These unique features provide immediate startup, lower energy consumption and optimum steady-state performance.


About Xerium Technologies

Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: XRM) is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of two types of consumable products used primarily in the production of paper-clothing and roll covers. The Company, which operates around the world under a variety of brand names, utilizes a broad portfolio of patented and proprietary technologies to provide customers with tailored solutions and products integral to production, all designed to optimize performance and reduce operational costs. With 31 manufacturing facilities in 14 countries around the world, Xerium has approximately 3,400 employees.

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