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Xerium Recognized as Participant Partner at N.C. State University’s Nonwovens Institute

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Huycon Forming Belts Selected for New Reicofil 4 Pilot Line

Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: XRM), a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, was recently presented an award for Participating Partner during the open house for The Nonwovens Institute (NWI) at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.

2017 06 02 075254Randy Woodson - Chancellor N.C. State University (L), John Schauer - Global Product Manager - Nonwovens, Xerium (R) (Photo: Business Wire)The award was presented by N.C. State Chancellor Randy Woodson to Xerium’s John Schauer, Global Product Manager - Nonwovens.

The May 22nd event and ribbon-cutting highlighted the NWI’s commissioning of its new world-class, 1 meter wide, Reicofil 4 bicomponent spunbond pilot machine.

Additionally, as a leading technical supplier of advanced forming belts for the global nonwoven fabric manufacturing industry, Xerium was also selected as supplier of choice for this new state-of-the-art pilot machine. The new machine will startup with Xerium’s Huycon line of products for spunmelt/meltblown production. In addition, Xerium will continue the advanced development of the Huycon forming belts portfolio utilizing the NWI’s vast research and development assets.

“We are truly honored to be such a close partner with The Nonwovens Institute”, said Bill Butterfield, EVP and CTO of Xerium. “We are also very proud to have been chosen as supplier of choice to run on the world’s newest and most advanced nonwoven pilot machine, and look forward to additional technical advancements from this partnership. This project would not have been possible without the guidance and leadership of Dr. Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Executive Director of The Nonwovens Institute, and I’d like to thank him publically for his support.”

The new Recofil R4 line consists of; Hills’ bicomponent and monofilament die packs, two unwinders, a thermobonding calendar from Andritz, two Perfojet hydroentanglement units, a kiss roll, through-air dryer and A.Celli winder and slitter.


Xerium Technologies, Inc. (XRM) 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 production, all designed to optimize performance and reduce operational costs. With 28 manufacturing facilities in 13 countries around the world, Xerium has approximately 2,950 employees.

Source: Xerium Technologies, Inc.

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