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Xerium Unveils Advanced Tissue Felt Technology

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Xerium Technologies Inc., Raleigh, N.C., USA, a global manufacturer of industrial textiles and rolls used primarily in the paper production process, this week announced full global availability of Impact TS, advanced tissue felt technology, as part of its clothing (PMC) technology designed to improve operating performance and reduce energy consumption, both which are vital to the manufacturing of tissue grades. With Impact TS, Xerium continues to take the lead in advancing the technology of PMC, which is critical to tissue machines' overall energy efficiency and product quality as it is produced. PMC products are highly engineered synthetic textile belts that are used to transport raw paper along the length of the paper-making process, as it is formed, pressed, and dried, keeping in constant contact with the paper as it is formed.

Impact TS incorporates a combination of innovative raw materials and highly compressible base structure elements, topped with Xerium's premium needling technology. Impact TS technology utilizes hydrophilic base yarns aligned perfectly parallel to provide a combination of pressure uniformity, exceptional dimensional stability, and immediate nip saturation. These features provide immediate startup, lower energy consumption, and optimum steady-state performance, the company notes.

"Through innovations such as Impact TS, we continue to lead the market with technological solutions that boost efficiency and lower the cost of manufacturing paper," said Stephen R. Light, president, CEO and chairman. "


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