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Xerium Awarded Machine Clothing and Rolls Business for Fibria's Horizon 2 Project - New Pulp Machine in Tres Lagoas, Brazil

YOUNGSVILLE, N.C. (News Release) -- Xerium Technologies, Inc., a provider of industrial consumable products and services, announced that the company was recently awarded orders for machine clothing and rolls technology for Fibria's new pulp machine at the Tres Lagoas mill in Brazil.

The new machine is scheduled to go online in third quarter of 2017, adding 1.95 million tons of market pulp to Fibria's annual production.

"We are delighted to be one of the suppliers for Fibria's new pulp machine at Horizon 2 Project, in Tres Lagoas (Mato Grosso do Sul state, Brazil)," said Eduardo Fracasso, President of Xerium Latin America. "We are very excited to participate in the commissioning of this new technology machine which will utilize some of Xerium's most innovative press felts, conveyors belts and roll covers."

The growing market pulp segment is a strategic target for Xerium, whereas the Company has developed specific machine clothing and rolls products designed specifically to support the demanding water handling requirements of these newer machine configurations, and deliver higher production output with lower energy consumption.

For this new machine, Xerium will be supplying ProSeam XT seam felts and DryTrans ND conveyor belts. Additionally, the Company will be supplying AquaWell IIS, VersaTec, and Everguard roll cover technology.

"We look forward to partnering closely with the Fibria team to help ensure an optimum start-up with maximum pulp product quality, and the highest overall machine efficiency on the Horizon 2 Project, " adds Fracasso.


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