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Xerium unveils new polyurethane roll cover for paper industry

Xerium Technologies has introduced an improved polyurethane roll cover technology Blue Diamond for press nip conditions in paper making industry.

US-based Xerium supplies woven fabrics and other products used in making paper.

According to the company, Blue Diamond is aimed especially at the harshest nip conditions providing long-running dewatering performance and resistance to groove closure.

Available in grooved and drilled patterns, the new roll covers come with the company’s exclusive Fusion bonding system for additional life.

The company claims that the new roll cover offers superior resistance to hydrocarbons and other chemical attack.

Xerium executive vice-president Bill Butterfield said: "The rolls technology team has developed this new generation of polyurethane for those demanding nip conditions where conventional covers suffer from premature groove closure.

"Blue Diamond’s exclusive formulation delivers stable performance and long life which is especially important on covers with grooved and drilled patterns for enhanced dewatering performance.

"As always, our mission is to develop innovative technology to help our customers achieve new performance levels with reduced operating costs."

Xerium has 26 manufacturing facilities in 12 countries and employs about 3,100 people.