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Xerium Technologies Announces Stockholder Approval of Merger with Andritz

Xerium Technologies Announces Stockholder Approval of Merger with Andritz

YOUNGSVILLE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 6, 2018-- Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: XRM) announced that the Company’s stockholders voted at a special meeting held today to approve the previously announced merger agreement with Andritz AG, pursuant to which Xerium would be acquired by Andritz.


XERIUM CELEBRATES MILESTONE OF ITS 1,000TH TRANSFORM FORMING FABRIC

XERIUM CELEBRATES MILESTONE OF ITS 1,000TH TRANSFORM FORMING FABRIC

YOUNGSVILLE, NC -- February 14, 2018 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: XRM), a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, recently celebrated sale of the 1,000th TransForm forming fabric.


Xerium Introduces Maximus Press Felt Technology Portfolio - Engineered for Faster Start-up, Wider Operational Window and Extended Life

Xerium Introduces Maximus Press Felt Technology Portfolio - Engineered for Faster Start-up, Wider Operational Window and Extended Life

YOUNGSVILLE, NC – October 12, 2017 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: XRM), a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, recently introduced Maximus - a totally new portfolio of press felt technology for today’s most demanding press positions.


Xerium Hosts Customer Technical Seminar in Kunshan, China June 7-8, 2017

Xerium Hosts Customer Technical Seminar in Kunshan, China June 7-8, 2017

YOUNGSVILLE, NC -- June 29, 2017 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: XRM), a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, recently hosted over 120 customers for a technical seminar in Kunshan, China.


Xerium Celebrates Shipment of 1000th Huycon Process Belt for Nonwoven Fabrics Production from Gloggnitz, Austria Facility

Xerium Celebrates Shipment of 1000th Huycon Process Belt for Nonwoven Fabrics Production from Gloggnitz, Austria Facility

YOUNGSVILLE, NC -- June 27, 2017 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: XRM), a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, recently celebrated the shipment of its 1000th Huycon process belt from its plant in Gloggnitz, Austria.


Xerium Recognized as Participant Partner at N.C. State University’s Nonwovens Institute - Huycon Forming Belts Selected for New Reicofil 4 Pilot Line

Xerium Recognized as Participant Partner at N.C. State University’s Nonwovens Institute - Huycon Forming Belts Selected for New Reicofil 4 Pilot Line

YOUNGSVILLE, NC -- June 1, 2017 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: XRM), a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, was recently presented an award for Participating Partner during the open house for The Nonwovens Institute (NWI) at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.


Xerium Awarded Machine Clothing and Rolls Business for Fibria’s Horizon 2 Project - New Pulp Machine in Tres Lagoas, Brazil

Xerium Awarded Machine Clothing and Rolls Business for Fibria’s Horizon 2 Project - New Pulp Machine in Tres Lagoas, Brazil

YOUNGSVILLE, NC May 4, 2017 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: XRM), a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, today announced that the Company was recently awarded orders for machine clothing and rolls technology for Fibria’s new pulp machine at the Tres Lagoas mill in Brazil.


XERIUM REPORTS Q1 2017 RESULTS

XERIUM REPORTS Q1 2017 RESULTS

YOUNGSVILLE, NC May 1, 2017 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:XRM), a leading, global provider of industrial consumable products and services, today reported first quarter 2017 financial results.

Clifford Pietrafitta, Chief Financial Officer said, “We are pleased to see the effects of our repositioning efforts taking hold through improved volume and lower costs. During the first quarter of 2017, sales diversification and momentum from new products led to strong performance with 4.3% growth over the prior year. Higher sales combined with operational excellence program results led to an 11.0% improvement in adjusted EBITDA, while our order patterns remained strong and outpaced sales during the period.”


Xerium to Present Energy Saving Roll Technology at the Tissue World Conference in Milan, Italy

Xerium to Present Energy Saving Roll Technology at the Tissue World Conference in Milan, Italy

YOUNGSVILLE, NC, April 4, 2017 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: XRM), a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, announced today that Mr. Philipp Salmannshofer, Press Optimization & Application Manager - EMEA, will present a technical paper titled “Energy Savings from Advances in Tissue Suction Pressure Roll Venting” at Tissue World Milan on April 12, 2017.


Xerium Ships First Forming Fabric from Its Kunshan, China Plant

Xerium Ships First Forming Fabric from Its Kunshan, China Plant

YOUNGSVILLE, NC, March 27, 2017 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: XRM), a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, today announced that it recently shipped its first forming fabric from the Company’s Kunshan, China machine clothing plant.


Xerium Technologies Granted Patent for EnerVent Roll Cover Venting Technology

Xerium Technologies Granted Patent for EnerVent Roll Cover Venting Technology

Customers Saving Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars Annually in Reduced Energy Consumption and Improved Machine Output

YOUNGSVILLE, NC, January 31, 2017 — Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:XRM), a leading producer of fabrics and roll covers used in the production of paper and packaging, nonwovens, and other industrial manufacturing processes, announced today that the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted patent number 9,488,217 for its EnerVent roll cover venting technology.


Xerium’s New TransForm Forming Fabric Delivers Cost Reduction and Operational Improvements for Paperboard and Packaging Manufacturers

Xerium’s New TransForm Forming Fabric Delivers Cost Reduction and Operational Improvements for Paperboard and Packaging Manufacturers

YOUNGSVILLE, NC, December 8, 2016 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:XRM), introduces TransForm, a revolutionary new generation of forming fabrics designed specifically for paperboard and packaging machines that lowers energy consumption and extends fabric life, among other considerable benefits.

“Our board and packaging customers continuously demand improvements in uptime efficiency and reduced operating costs while delivering higher product quality at maximum output,” said Bill Butterfield, EVP and CTO of Xerium. “Utilizing new proprietary polymers and structural designs, our new TransForm line is already helping customers reduce energy consumption by more than 15 percent while extending fabric life between 15 and 25 percent.”


Xerium Celebrates 1000th Press Felt Shipped From Its Kunshan, China Plant

Xerium Celebrates 1000th Press Felt Shipped From Its Kunshan, China Plant

YOUNGSVILLE, NC, October 6, 2016 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:XRM), a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, recently celebrated the shipment of its 1000th press felt from its new state-of-the-art machine clothing plant located in Kunshan, China.


Xerium Introduces 2 New Roll Cover Technologies;  EnerSoft TS for Tissue Machines and ProGloss for Calender Roll Applications

Xerium Introduces 2 New Roll Cover Technologies; EnerSoft TS for Tissue Machines and ProGloss for Calender Roll Applications

YOUNGSVILLE, NC, July 21, 2016 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:XRM), a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, recently launched 2 new roll cover product families; EnerSoft TS – a new generation polyurethane roll cover technology specifically engineered for demanding tissue pressure rolls positions, and ProGloss – a new advanced technology composite roll cover for calender applications.


Xerium Introduces Impulse Shoe Press Belt Technology

Xerium Introduces Impulse Shoe Press Belt Technology

YOUNGSVILLE, NC, June 9, 2016 (BUSINESS WIRE) - Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:XRM), a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, recently launched the new Impulse family of shoe press belt technology.


Xerium Introduces New SMART Connect Technology with Mobile Device Support, Enhanced Collaboration, and Real-time Value Opportunities Functionality

Xerium Introduces New SMART Connect Technology with Mobile Device Support, Enhanced Collaboration, and Real-time Value Opportunities Functionality

YOUNGSVILLE, NC, March 2, 2016 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:XRM), a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, recently launched SMART(R) Connect Technology, further extending functionality of the company’s patented SMART Technology platform.


Xerium Celebrates 1000th Formsoft Tissue Forming Fabric

Xerium Celebrates 1000th Formsoft Tissue Forming Fabric

YOUNGSVILLE, NC, September 1, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:XRM), a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, recently celebrated the shipment of its 1000th Formsoft tissue forming fabric at its Kentville, Canada plant. The globally successful and patented Formsoft technology has enabled tissue makers to produce their products with higher quality and at increased efficiency. Formsoft is one of the fastest growing products the company has ever launched into the market.


Xerium Starts Up New Woven Dryer Fabric Operation At Its Kentville, Canada Machine Clothing Plant

Xerium Starts Up New Woven Dryer Fabric Operation At Its Kentville, Canada Machine Clothing Plant

We are proud to announce the start-up of our new state-of-the-art dryer fabric production facility at the Kentville, Nova Scotia PMC plant!This newly commissioned plant expansion will be producing North America's most advanced dryer fabric technology for the most demanding machine applications with excellent delivery.


Xerium’s Ruston Plant Receives Louisiana’s Top Manufacturing Award

Xerium’s Ruston Plant Receives Louisiana’s Top Manufacturing Award

YOUNGSVILLE, NC, July 1, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:XRM), a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, was the Northwest Louisiana recipient of the 2015 Lantern Award. The ceremony took place on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at the Governors’ Mansion in Baton Rouge, LA.


Xerium to Participate at Zellcheming EXPO 2015,  110th Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany

Xerium to Participate at Zellcheming EXPO 2015, 110th Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany

YOUNGSVILLE, NC, June 23, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:XRM), a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, is participating at the Zellcheming EXPO 2015, 110th Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany June 30 to July 2nd 2015.

Xerium representatives will be speaking at the pre-evening press conference showcasing the company’s latest machine clothing and rolls technology.


Xerium Introduces Blue Diamond Advanced Polyurethane Roll Cover Technology

Xerium Introduces Blue Diamond Advanced Polyurethane Roll Cover Technology

YOUNGSVILLE, NC, May 21, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:XRM), a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, recently launched Blue Diamond, a new generation of advanced polyurethane roll cover technology for superior performance on the harshest of press nip conditions.


Xerium Technologies to Host UMaine Students for Tours and Technology Presentations at Gloggnitz, Austria and Reutlingen, Germany Plants

Xerium Technologies to Host UMaine Students for Tours and Technology Presentations at Gloggnitz, Austria and Reutlingen, Germany Plants

YOUNGSVILLE, NC, May 15, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:XRM), a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, will host 14 students from the UMaine Student TAPPI/PIMA Chapter for plant tours at two of the company’s world-class European manufacturing facilities in Gloggnitz, Austria and Reutlingen, Germany.


Xerium to Participate at ANEX 2015 Nonwovens Exhibition and Conference in Shanghai, China and AFCP Jornadas Celulosico Papeleras 2015 in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Xerium to Participate at ANEX 2015 Nonwovens Exhibition and Conference in Shanghai, China and AFCP Jornadas Celulosico Papeleras 2015 in Buenos Aires, Argentina

YOUNGSVILLE, NC, May 8, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:XRM), a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, is participating at two upcoming industry trade shows.


Xerium Launches Huycon Air Belt Technology for  Nonwoven Airlaid Applications

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.


Xerium To Present Four Technical Papers at  Technical Seminar for Board & Packaging Customers in Russia

Xerium To Present Four Technical Papers at Technical Seminar for Board & Packaging Customers in Russia

YOUNGSVILLE, NC, April 23, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:XRM), a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, announced it will present four technical papers at the Technical Seminar for Russian Board & Packaging Customers in Saint Petersburg, Russia on April 28th and 29th 2015.


Xerium Launches Innovative SMART Technology for Suction Roll Applications on Tissue and Paper Machines

Xerium Launches Innovative SMART Technology for Suction Roll Applications on Tissue and Paper Machines

YOUNGSVILLE, NC, April 17, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:XRM), a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, recently launched SMART Technology engineered especially for vacuum assisted suction roll applications on tissue and paper machines. This newly developed functionality for the company’s patented SMART Technology platform provides tissue, paper and paperboard manufacturers unprecedented real-time diagnostics and production optimization data for their suction roll press positions.


Xerium To Present Four Technical Papers at  PaperCon 2015 Exhibition and Conference in Atlanta, Georgia

Xerium To Present Four Technical Papers at PaperCon 2015 Exhibition and Conference in Atlanta, Georgia

YOUNGSVILLE, NC, April 14, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:XRM), a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, announced it will present 4 technical papers at the PaperCon 2015 Exhibition and Conference.


Xerium Expands Huydura Family of Dewatering Wires for Twin Wire Presses and Double Wire Presses

Xerium Expands Huydura Family of Dewatering Wires for Twin Wire Presses and Double Wire Presses

YOUNGSVILLE, NC, April 7, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:XRM), a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, recently launched the Huydura family of dewatering wire technology for twin wire presses and double wire presses for pulp production.


2015 Tissue World Barcelona Presentation Now Available

2015 Tissue World Barcelona Presentation Now Available

We are pleased to post Bill Butterfield's recent presentation at the 2015 Tissue World in Barcelona.

Mr. Butterfield presented "Improving Tissue Machine Performance with Fabric, Felt, and Roll Cover Technology". He is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Xerium Technologies.

His paper presents valuable insight into how customers are embracing new technology to improve quality and efficiency on tissue machines using innovative clothing, roll, SMART Technology, and exclusive predictive analysis tools.


Xerium to Present Technical Paper at Tissue World 2015 in Barcelona, Spain

Xerium to Present Technical Paper at Tissue World 2015 in Barcelona, Spain

YOUNGSVILLE, NC, March 11, 2015 (BUSINESSWIRE) — Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:XRM), a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, announced that Bill Butterfield, executive vice president and chief technology officer, will be presenting a technical paper at this year’s Tissue World Barcelona on March 17, 2015.


Xerium Introduces New Generation Genesis XTi and Genesis APi Calender Roll Cover Technology

Xerium Introduces New Generation Genesis XTi and Genesis APi Calender Roll Cover Technology

YOUNGSVILLE, NC, Dec 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:XRM), a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, recently launched a new generation of Genesis calender roll cover technology. Genesis XTi and Genesis APi are the latest additions to the industry-leading Genesis family of roll covers.


Xerium Introduces Hyperstar XLS Roll Cover Technology for Heavy Coat Weight Applications

Xerium Introduces Hyperstar XLS Roll Cover Technology for Heavy Coat Weight Applications

YOUNGSVILLE, NC, Dec 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:XRM), a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, recently launched Hyperstar XLS roll cover technology. Hyperstar XLS is the latest addition to the industry leading Hyperstar XL family of roll covers.


Xerium Introduces ProSeam 3L Seam Felt Technology for  Demanding Paper and Paperboard Machines

Xerium Introduces ProSeam 3L Seam Felt Technology for Demanding Paper and Paperboard Machines

YOUNGSVILLE, NC, Dec 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:XRM), a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, recently launched ProSeam 3L felt technology for paper and paperboard machines. ProSeam 3L is engineered for those demanding positions where handling high water volume and critical sheet properties are primary objectives.


Xerium Introduces Huyperm ES and ProSeam ES Smooth Surface Felt Technology

Xerium Introduces Huyperm ES and ProSeam ES Smooth Surface Felt Technology

YOUNGSVILLE, NC, Dec 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:XRM), a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, recently launched Huyperm ES and ProSeam ES felt technology which offer enhanced surface characteristics and reduced energy consumption for paper and paperboard machines. ES technology incorporates specially developed structures that are mechanically and thermally bonded forming a micro-fine felt surface delivering outstanding paper smoothness and improved drying efficiency for the most demanding press applications.


Xerium Introduces ProSeam CL Felt Technology for Cylinder Board Machines

Xerium Introduces ProSeam CL Felt Technology for Cylinder Board Machines

YOUNGSVILLE, NC, Dec 4, 2014 (Globe Newswire) — Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:XRM), a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, recently launched ProSeam CL felt technology. ProSeam CL is specifically engineered to provide increased seam durability and felt life on demanding cylinder board machines. In addition, due to its unique base fabric structure, ProSeam CL is also designed to reduce installation time by speeding the on-machine seaming process required for new felts.


Xerium Introduces HuySpeed QS Tissue Felt Technology

Xerium Introduces HuySpeed QS Tissue Felt Technology

YOUNGSVILLE, NC, Dec 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:XRM), a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, recently launched HuySpeed QS tissue felt technology. HuySpeed QS is designed specifically to reduce the start-up cycle on new felts and to provide more efficient overall production on high speed tissue machines.


Xerium Introduces CemPress Polyurethane Roll Cover Technology For Fibre Cement Machines

Xerium Introduces CemPress Polyurethane Roll Cover Technology For Fibre Cement Machines

YOUNGSVILLE, NC, Nov. 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:XRM), a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, recently launched CemPress polyurethane roll technology for drive roll applications on fibre cement machines.


Xerium Introduces Adhesion Felt Technology For Fibre Cement Machines

Xerium Introduces Adhesion Felt Technology For Fibre Cement Machines

YOUNGSVILLE, NC, Nov. 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:XRM), a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, recently launched Adhesion felt technology for all its fibre cement felts portfolio.


Xerium Introduces EnduraStar Felt Technology For Fibre Cement Machines

Xerium Introduces EnduraStar Felt Technology For Fibre Cement Machines

YOUNGSVILLE, NC, Nov. 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:XRM), a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, recently launched its EnduraStar felt technology for application on fibre cement machines.


Xerium Celebrates 500th SMART Technology Order

Xerium Celebrates 500th SMART Technology Order

Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:XRM), a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, recently received its 500th order for its proprietary SMART® Technology system.


Xerium to Exhibit at the CINTE Techtextil Trade Fair in Shanghai, China September 24-26

Xerium to Exhibit at the CINTE Techtextil Trade Fair in Shanghai, China September 24-26

Xerium will be exhibiting at the CINTE Techtextil Trade Fair in Shanghai, China September 24-26. The event

Please visit us at booth E6G18!


Xerium Launches QS Press Felt Technology

Xerium Launches QS Press Felt Technology

QS press felt technology is already delivering energy savings, faster speeds, and more efficient press operation for some of the most demanding machines in the world. See how Exxact QS and Axxelerator QS can help your machine!


Xerium Launches FormFlexx EDC Forming Fabric

Xerium Launches FormFlexx EDC Forming Fabric

FormFlexx is specially designed for graphical and packaging grade grade machines where the ideal combination of drainage, retention, and fabric life are the principle objectives. Today’s demanding paper machines requires ingenious clothing technology to provide the highest performance and economic value right from the start. So building on the success of Formexx and Finetexx technology, Xerium engineers have now expanded the application scope for this exclusive EDC forming fabric concept with FormFlexx.


New EnerVent Technology Reduces Energy Costs for Tissue Makers

New EnerVent Technology Reduces Energy Costs for Tissue Makers

EnerVent venting technology allows the tissue maker to increase post pressure roll consistency through grooved and drilled venting patterns in their Xtreme TS and other Stowe Woodward rubber pressure rolls, without significant loss of cover life. Results have shown potential for as much as 2 to 3 points in post pressure roll consistency improvement allowing substantial hood temperature reduction and speed increase. There is no longer a need to convert to polyurethane pressure roll covers, like Stowe Woodward Rebel, to run grooved pressure rolls for reduced drying costs.