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Xerium TransForm forming fabric promises to reduce costs


December 15, 2016
By P&PC Staff

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Dec. 15, 2016 – Xerium Technologies has introduced TransForm, describing it as a revolutionary new generation of forming fabrics designed specifically for paperboard and packaging machines that lowers energy consumption and extends fabric life.

“Our board and packaging customers continuously demand improvements in uptime efficiency and reduced operating costs while delivering higher product quality at maximum output,” said Bill Butterfield, Xerium EVP and CTO. “Utilizing new proprietary polymers and structural designs, our new TransForm line is already helping customers reduce energy consumption by more than 15 per cent while extending fabric life between 15 and 25 per cent.”

According to Xerium, TransForm forming fabrics have been tailormade for every type of board and packaging former: fourdriniers, twin wire formers, top formers, gap formers, and multiply formers. The technology is suitable for machines producing paperboard, containerboard, fluting/corrugating, linerboard, kraft bag, liquid packaging board, food and beverage containers, bleach board, white top paperboard, boxboard, and other related subgrades.