Customers Saving Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars Annually in Reduced
Energy Consumption and Improved Machine Output
YOUNGSVILLE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 31, 2017--
Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: XRM), a leading producer of fabrics and
roll covers used in the production of paper and packaging, nonwovens,
and other industrial manufacturing processes, announced today that the
US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted patent number
9,488,217 for its EnerVent roll cover venting technology.
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First introduced in 2014, EnerVent’s unique technology is proven to
reduce energy consumption, improve drying rates and increase production
output for machines producing tissue, paperboard and packaging, and
“Conventional roll cover venting products feature narrow grooves that
are inherently ineffective and become even more ineffective with age,
with softer cover materials, or under higher loads,” said Bill
Butterfield, EVP and CTO of Xerium. “This inherent narrowing causes the
bottom portion of the void volume to be unavailable thereby preventing
the grooves to remove water effectively. This tendency increases in
softer roll covers, and cover swelling can accelerate the effect leading
to significant efficiency loss in water removal.”
Now patented, EnerVent is engineered with wider grooves and shallower
depths creating greater groove wall stability and void volume longevity.
EnerVent covers remain effective under load, with softer covers, and
throughout the cover life, creating optimal running conditions.
Additionally, this technology is available in rubber and polyurethane
covers, supplied only by Xerium.
“Obtaining this latest patent represents our ongoing strategic focus of
being the technology leader in our markets and creating documented value
for our customers. EnerVent technology is creating benefits approaching,
or in excess of, $1 million dollars in energy savings and production
gains for several customers,” adds Butterfield.
Learn more about Xerium at http://www.xerium.com/.
us at https://www.linkedin.com/company/xerium-technologies.
About Xerium Technologies, Inc.:
Xerium is a leading producer of fabrics and roll covers used in the
production of paper and packaging, nonwovens, and other industrial
manufacturing processes. Xerium’s technology portfolio also includes
integrated machine monitoring and automation applications that analyze
and deliver real-time machine performance data. With a breadth of
patented and proprietary products and services, Xerium provides
customers with tailored solutions all designed to reduce their
operational costs and optimize their machine’s performance. Xerium is
headquartered in Youngsville, NC and has 28 manufacturing facilities in
13 countries with approximately 2,900 employees.
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Xerium Technologies, Inc.
Director – Global