ANDRITZ Fabrics and Rolls – the new benchmark for innovative fabrics, felts, rolls technology and services
The former Xerium brands of Huyck Wangner, Weavexx, Stowe Woodward, Xibe/Stowe, Mount Hope, Robec, IRGA, JJ Plank and Spencer Johnston have joined ANDRITZ Kufferath to form ANDRITZ Fabrics and Rolls.
The result of this integration is that ANDRITZ becomes a full-line supplier of Paper Machine Clothing and Roll Service for the global Pulp and Paper Industry as well as other process industries.
Our product range
Our world-class products and experienced Applications Engineering teams, and strategically located global manufacturing plants continue to deliver documented value for our customers. With our innovative patented product portfolio of fabrics, felts, belts, roll covers, SMART™ Technology machine automation systems, spreader rolls, and mechanical services, ANDRITZ Fabrics and Rolls provides these industries with tailored solutions designed to optimize the performance of production equipment and reduce the costs of their operations.
Exciting New Company, and Exciting New Technology
We are also very excited to introduce three new families of uniquely engineered machine clothing portfolios; TransForm™, StrataPress™ & MasterDry™. Be sure to bookmark this page to keep a close watch as we share more exciting details soon!
One area Xerium has also pioneered with increasing success is in the area of real-time dynamic nip sensor technology, using its SMART™ Roll Technology for remote monitoring via smartphone apps. These achievements fit well into ANDRITZ own developments in the field of IIoT products and offerings under the Metris brand.
Becoming a full line supplier means that existing customers of both Xerium and ANDRITZ Kufferath products and services can be assured of greater choice in advanced technology and services. The combined company delivers the industry’s best forming fabrics, press felts, dryer fabrics and roll technology for all paper grades and machine designs from the industry’s newest and most exciting new company…ANDRITZ Fabrics and Rolls.
ANDRITZ Fabrics and Rolls – A History of Innovation
Xerium machine clothing technology
Dating to the 1800’s, Xerium companies developed and introduced much of the technology used in the industry today.
ANDRITZ Kufferath fabric technology
A trusted developer and supplier of value added forming fabric technology.
Xerium Roll cover technology
Also with beginnings of over 150 years ago, Xerium companies are responsible for innovating much of the modern roll technology used today.
Xerium spreader roll technology
Xerium companies invented the entire spreader roll technology category beginning nearly a century ago.
Xerium SMART™ technology
Xerium also pioneered, and is still the only supplier of real-time dynamic nip sensor technology
200 years experience, 500 patents and technology driven
The combined companies represent 200+ years of experience, over 500 patents, and some of the leading technologies available on the market with a truly global scale. Serving the industry from numerous locations worldwide, the combined entities have 3,200 employees operating out of 30 locations, including 11 machine clothing factories and 19 roll repair and mechanical service centers located in 14 countries. ANDRITZ Fabrics and Rolls sites are located in all the major pulp and paper producing regions, with plants in North America, Europe, Latin America, China and Asia-Pacific.