In the dryer section, the paper sheet travels around large-diameter heated cylinders, where remaining water is removed by evaporation. Dryer fabrics hold the sheet in close contact with the cylinders through the dryer section. Dryer fabrics must be heat resistant, rugged, and designed for both drying efficiently and evenly. Dryer fabrics can last much longer than forming and pressing fabrics normally from 6 to 18 months. Albany International leads the industry in the design and application of dryer products introducing advanced and patented seam concepts, active air handling, and hydrolysis-resistant fabrics.