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Xerium to Present at RISI Asia Conference in Shanghai, China


May 27, 2015
By Business Wire News

YOUNGSVILLE, N.C.

Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:XRM), a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, announced that Mr. Bill Butterfield, EVP and CTO, will present a technical paper titled “Improving Machine Performance for Success in Today’s Challenging Market” at the RISI Asia Conference in Shanghai, China on Wednesday, June 3, 2015.

Mr. Butterfield’s paper will focus on unique solutions that enable paperboard makers to be more globally competitive in today’s market environment.

“As global paperboard makers face increasing demands for higher quality and improved printability, they also face additional challenges in terms of the furnish quality and lower basis weights without sacrificing sheet strength and properties,” said Butterfield. “Paperboard machines are often required to produce multiple grades and sheet weights on the same equipment making it even more difficult to deliver consistently high quality and printability. Today’s producers are also challenged by environmental policies requiring higher recycled content and renewable fiber sources, reducing energy and water consumption, and reducing effluent wastewater.”

The presentation will review Xerium’s innovative approach to helping customers manage the complex optimization process for machine clothing and rolls which are critical to paperboard quality, machine performance and cost objectives, as well as how advanced technologies can uphold environmental objectives.

“Xerium’s SMART Technology and Rezolve machine simulation system use sophisticated predictive analysis coupled with real-time monitoring to provide paperboard makers with innovative decision-making tools to significantly enhance machine performance while minimizing downtime and cost-per-ton. The Rezolve system utilizes hundreds of variables on a paper machine to develop fact-based technical recommendations on clothing and roll cover technology rather than relying on sales-driven opinions. Ultimately, our technologies create customized solutions for each machine, delivering documented improved machine performance, while also supporting sustainability and reductions in energy, fiber and specialty chemicals”, said Butterfield.

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 26 manufacturing facilities in 12 countries, two new plants under construction in 2 countries and employs approximately 3,100 employees.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release contains forward-looking statements. The words “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “goals,” variations of such words, and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, but their absence does not mean that the statement is not forward-looking. Actual results may differ materially from these forward-looking statements and estimates as a result of various important factors, including, without limitation, the factors discussed in our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, which is on file with the SEC and is available in the investor relations section of our website at www.xerium.com. Any forward-looking statements are as of the date hereof, and we assume no obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements for any reason, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as may be required by law.

Xerium Technologies, Inc.
Steve Cole, 336-260-4672
Director – Global Marketing
Steve.Cole@Xerium.com