Xerium Introduces Drysoft Through-Air-Drying Fabric Technology for Tissue Machines

YOUNGSVILLE, N.C .-- Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:XRM), a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, recently launched Drysoft fabric technology for tissue machines that utilize the through-air-drying process. The Drysoft T.A.D. fabric portfolio includes designs with the ideal topography options to optimize sheet softness, maximize sheet bulk, and improve machine efficiency.

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Drysoft is also engineered with an exceptionally strong seam design and enhanced edge reinforcements for dependability, stability, and long economic life. More information is available about Drysoft at http://www.xerium.com.

“We are delighted to introduce Drysoft fabrics for the global tissue market,” said Mr. Bill Butterfield, EVP and CTO of Xerium. “In direct response to our T.A.D. customers’ requests, our research team has delivered an outstanding product portfolio to help tissue makers overcome some historical challenges with T.A.D. fabrics. Unlike some conventional T.A.D. fabrics, Drysoft seams do not use glues, coatings, or welds which can negatively influence performance and sheet quality. And with successful trials and orders in process, we are excited to see its adoption rate grow.”

About Xerium (NYSE:XRM)
Xerium Technologies, Inc. is a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services. Xerium, 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 the production of paper, paperboard, tissue, pulp, building products, nonwoven fabrics, and variety of industrial applications. Xerium products are specifically designed to optimize performance and reduce operational costs. With 27 manufacturing facilities in 13 countries around the world, Xerium has approximately 3,000 employees.