Xerium Launches Huycon Air Belt Technology for Nonwoven Airlaid Applications

YOUNGSVILLE, NC, May 5, 2015 (BUSINESS wire) — Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:XRM), a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, recently launched Huycon Air technology for nonwoven airlaid applications. An extension to the globally established Huycon portfolio, Huycon Air incorporates a 2-1/2 layer base fabric with a fine-mesh product side with engineered air-channel-geometry for excellent web formation, retention and release. Huycon Air also incorporates conductive yarns cross-linked by a specially engineered conductive edge sealing providing superb static electricity dissipation. Additional information about Huycon Air is available at http://www.xerium.com/news/xerium-news.aspx.

(detailed product information is available on our Nonwovens section of our website here)

“The industry-proven Huycon product portfolio provides a complete range of belts specifically designed to produce top quality webs ranging from robust industrial fabrics to highly critical medical and hygiene products. Our newly introduced Huycon Air belt extends our Huycon spunlaid technology to the airlaid manufacturing process,” said Mr. Bill Butterfield, EVP and CTO of Xerium. “Huycon Air is ideal for the forming and transfer position on all kinds of airlaid machines, and we are delighted to further enhance our product line for our global customers.”

About Xerium

Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:XRM) is a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services. Xerium 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. Xerium has 26 manufacturing facilities in 12 countries, two new plants under construction in 2 countries and employs approximately 3,100 employees.

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Steve Cole

Director – Global Marketing

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