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Xerium Introduces Adhesion Felt Technology for Fibre Cement Machines

YOUNGSVILLE, N.C., 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. Adhesion is a specially engineered treatment designed to reduce or eliminate the start-up cycle for new felts on fibre cement machines. By applying special materials and processing, Adhesion technology enables any Xerium fibre cement felt design to ramp-up to full machine speed almost immediately. In addition, the innovative design also prevents premature densification of the felt, which is common to conventional fibre cement felts. As a result, Xerium fibre cement felts with the Adhesion technology allows machines to run to full speed quicker, and for longer periods, up to the end of the felt's life. Learn more about Adhesion technology at http://www.xerium.com/news/xerium-news.aspx.

"Adhesion is a breakthrough product which achieves optimum felt conditions upon start-up for the fibre cement industry," said Mr. Bill Butterfield, EVP and CTO of Xerium. "Our customers are delighted that Xerium's new Adhesion hydrophilic fiber cement felt provides the bonus of full machine efficiency over the entire felt lifetime. Customers are already seeing significant production gains from using Adhesion technology and we expect more adoption of this treatment around the world."

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 27 manufacturing facilities in 12 countries around the world and employs approximately 3,200 employees.

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CONTACT: Xerium Technologies, Inc. Steve Cole Director - Global Marketing 919-526-1447 Steve.cole@xerium.com

Source:Xerium Technologies, Inc.