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Xerium introduces next-generation show press belts

February 22, 2017  By P&PC Staff

Feb. 22, 2017 – The Impulse gamily of shoe press belts from Xerium Technologies combines the latest in specially developed polyurethane materials, state-of-the-art manufacturing technology and global application expertise.

Impulse technology is available in a variety of proprietary venting patterns for optimized performance on virtually every grade of paperboard, tissue, paper and pulp.

“We are very excited to launch Impulse – a new generation shoe press belt technology,” said Bill Butterfield, executive vice-president and chief technology officer of Xerium. “Our roll cover technology team…has now delivered a unique high-performance polymer shoe press belt with an expanded product portfolio especially for demanding machines. Impulse is already running very successfully on numerous machines around the world and we are extremely delighted in the growth potential for this new class of product Xerium now supplies.”


Impulse shoe press belts provide a durable solution for the rugged service requirements of modern high-speed, highly loaded shoe presses.

According to the company, a reinforcing structure provides excellent structural stability and superior impact damage resistance. The belts’ increased chemical resistance and reduced formation is said to provide improve groove stability. In addition, Impulse belts boast best-in-class flex fatigue in combination with low hydrolysis resulting in reduced swelling, Xerium reports.

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