Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:XRM), a leading global manufacturer of industrial textiles and rolls used primarily in the paper production process, today introduced Formsoft, an advanced tissue forming fabric technology specifically designed to help its tissue fabric customers improve operational performance at lower costs. “While tissue has been one of the primary growth drivers throughout the industry, it has long been one of the more demanding grades of paper to produce,” said Stephen R. Light, Chairman, CEO and President of Xerium Technologies. “We worked closely with our tissue customers to design a new tissue fabric that helps them improve their most demanding processes to produce a higher-quality product at lower costs.” Formsoft is a patented, triple layer tissue forming fabric that has been engineered to provide high drainage performance that produces tissue with improved sheet properties, including formation, tensile strength, and softness. Formsoft delivers the highest fiber support with superior dimensional stability and uniformity throughout the life of the fabric, while also providing improved life potential that is well-suited for the rigors of a demanding tissue machine. More information on Formsoft is available in the products section of www.xerium.com. About Xerium Technologies Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:XRM) is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of two types of consumable products used primarily in the production of paper-clothing and roll covers. The Company, which operates around the world under a variety of brand names, utilizes a broad portfolio of patented and proprietary technologies to provide customers with tailored solutions and products integral to production, all designed to optimize performance and reduce operational costs. With 31 manufacturing facilities in 14 countries around the world, Xerium has approximately 3,400 employees. For more information visit www.xerium.com.