Xerium Announces Energy-Saving Forming Fabric Technology

Jan. 31, 2011 - Xerium Technologies announced full global availability of EnerStar, an exclusive energy-saving paper machine clothing (PMC) technology designed to both reduce energy consumption and extend the economic life of forming fabrics used for paper manufacturing.

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.

"We are especially pleased with the excellent results already reported by our launch customers applying EnerStar on their machines, who have documented with energy savings of up to 15%," said Stephen R. Light, president, CEO and chairman of Xerium.

Developed by Xerium and its research partners, EnerStar is an exclusive technology produced with the highest-grade, modified polymers and is available as an optional feature for selected fabric designs from Xerium's Huyck.Wangner and Weavexx PMC companies.

SOURCE: Xerium Technologies Inc.