Nonwoven Fabrics

Xerium takes great pride in our fabrics, aprons, belts, roll covers, and spreader rolls for nonwoven fabrics manufacturing. Our portfolio provides an exceptional range of products for every line configuration in every global market.  Our global manufacturing footprint and teams of Applications Engineers ensure optimum performance!  

Xerium's on-going commitments to continuous improvement and innovative new products are focused on helping our customers further reduce operating costs, improve product quality, and get greater value from their assets.

Xerium has successfully introduced a wide variety of uniquely designed products specifically for nonwoven applications.  Recently our SMART® Roll product has gained significant interest for helping customers better understand and control nip pressures in converting and embossing applications. 

Our R&D teams are closely aligned with leading OEMs and machine suppliers to enhance our product development initiatives while speeding new product deployment to our customers.

As you'll see below, there is a Xerium product design engineered for your most demanding applications. 

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Spunlaid Technology to the airlaid manufacturing process

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Huycon Air

Our newly introduced Huycon Air belt extends our Huycon spunlaid technology to the airlaid manufacturing process. The versatile airlaid process combined with the complexity of raw materials puts increased demands on a forming fabric. The range of raw material fibers can vary from 1.5 mm to 12 mm with different source materials including SAP (super absorbent polymer) and chemical binders (latex). In response to these challenges and increased machine speeds, Xerium developed Huycon Air using a 2.5 layer base PET fabric with a fine-mesh product side with engineered air-channel-geometry. And since Huycon Air incorporates conductive weft yarns cross-linked by a conductive edge sealing, this structure provides excellent static electricity dissipation. Benefits include:

  • reduced mark due to high Fiber Support Index
  • excellent static electricity dissipation
  • improved retention of super absorbent polymer
  • superior life potential due to special weave pattern and improved material properties 

State of the art nonwoven technology Huycon

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State-of-the-art nonwoven technologies combine product differentiation with a high degree of standardization of quality parameters. Xerium’s Huycon portfolio offers an outstanding range of belts, each specifically designed to produce top quality webs, from robust industrial, to highly critical medical and hygiene applications. The range for spunlaid technology is completed by designs for carding and airlaid lines. Benefits include:

  • flawless belt handling and reliable performance across full width and material range
  • clean line operation
  • excellent web-hold-down and minimized drag at web release
  • V2 seam technology provides fast, stable and mark-free seams

Woven Fabric inovative technology Huybond

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Xerium Huybond woven fabrics are manufactured on modern high speed looms using proprietary Cleanmesh yarns which provide superior contamination resistance and reduced web picking. The primary applications are on machines producing hydroentangled and spunlaced products. Benefits include:

  • single layer and multilayer variants for any web weight
  • high fiber support and excellent web uniformity
  • low bleed and excellent resistance to contamination

Huyplexx Specially engineered for machines requiring higher speed

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The Huyplexx family of fabrics are specially engineered for machines requiring higher speeds, improved web quality and contamination resistance. Huyplexx fabrics are available in designs and permeability ranges, and seam types for the most demanding applications. Benefits include:

  • smooth surface provides excellent web stability for enhanced speeds and runnability
  • high contact for enhanced drying
  • PTFE fluorocarbon monofilament yarns for clean and dry running performance
  • available in pin spiral, pin seam, and woven (endless) configurations

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Xerium Huycoil assembled fabrics are ideal for positions on machines producing airlaid, as well as applications where elevated temperatures are used. The Huycoil family of spiral fabrics are manufactured from a wide range of polymers to match your machine’s requirements including; high molecular weight polyester, PTFE fluorocarbon for contamination resistance, and PPS. Benefits include:

  • excellent contamination resistance
  • superior dimensional stability
  • ease of installation - no seam

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Former Position - Huyglass 450 is a double layer fabric constructed of PET in the MD and coextruded PA/PET in the CMD. Benefits include a combination of high fiber support and permeability resulting in superior drainage while not sacrificing fiber retention and web consolidation. The Huyglass 0878 is an “X-weave” double layer fabric constructed with PET in the MD and coextruded PA/PET in the CMD. With its high fiber support and excellent resistance to wear, Huyglass 0878 ensures high mat uniformity, and low bleed, and economic life potential.

Saturator Position - Huyglass 7201 is designed specifically for the most demanding applications incorporating rugged construction, resistance to contamination, and excellent life potential. It is constructed of 100% PET and coextruded PET/PTFE.


Wire Cloth

With the recent acquisition of JJ Plank, Xerium is now supplying wire cloth products and services.This time-trusted capability is specially engineered for a variety of nonwoven fabrics machine applications including washer belts, cleaner belts, and much more.


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VARIBOW rolls provide the operator to improve the performance of any web by allowing the operator to adjust the bow for each application.  The VARIBOW is recommended when it is difficult to predict the spreading requirements due to variables encountered on machines that run different grades, types and weights of material. VARIBOW rolls are available in sizes from 1-1/2” (38mm) O.D. to 13-1/4” (336mm) O.D. On rolls up to 5-1/8” (130mm), the bow is adjusted by manual ratchet and for the larger a removable hydraulic pump is fastened to a hydraulic ram mechanism.  

Roll Cover Technology

Xerium is the global leader in roll cover technology for industrial and commercial applications.  Our unique product portfolio includes covers with rubber, polyurethane and composite materials for the most demanding nonwoven lines.  Click here for more information.


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SMART® Technology

The world's first system for dynamic nip measurements. Displays MD nip width, MD pressure profile, and CD pressure profile, all in real-time. SMART Connect feature enables remote monitoring from any smartphone, tablet, or computer.

An airlaid customer recently reported saving over $400,000 per year due to improved calender loading and increased line speed!


For more information contact your local Xerium representative today or email us here.