Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: XRM), a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, recently introduced Maximus - a totally new portfolio of press felt technology for today's most demanding press positions. Maximus' single-base structure design with lower fabric caliper delivers immediate start-up without the typical long break-in periods often required for conventional technology. In addition, its innovative drainage channels and special warp-bound weave concept provide maximum dimensional stability and compaction resistance which ensures high-performance dewatering, longer running life and excellent end-product quality. Maximus technology is ideal for machines producing containerboard, packaging, and graphical paper grades. "Maximus is already producing great operational results on the most demanding machines in the world," said Bill Butterfield, EVP and CTO of Xerium. "We are delighted to see our customers experiencing tangible financial benefits from this new product portfolio with improved machine performance, enhanced operating range and overall lower cost-per-ton." Additional details are available at Xerium.com. Watch the Maximus video. ABOUT XERIUM TECHNOLOGIES Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: XRM) is a leading, global provider of industrial consumable products and services. Its products and services are consumed during machine operation by its customers. Xerium operates around the world under a variety of brand names, and 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 28 manufacturing facilities in 13 countries around the world, Xerium has approximately 2,950 employees.