Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
     Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) January 12, 2005

                           ALBANY INTERNATIONAL CORP.
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

          Delaware                    0-16214                14-0462060
(State or other jurisdiction        (Commission           (I.R.S. Employer
      of incorporation)             File Number)         Identification No.)

        1373 Broadway, Albany, New York                         12204
   (Address of principal executive offices)                   (Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code (518) 445-2200

         (Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

On January  12,  2005,  the Board of  Directors  of the  Registrant  adopted the
resolutions attached as Exhibit 10(q) relating to a Directors Pension Plan.


Pursuant  to the  requirements  of the  Securities  Exchange  Act of  1934,  the
registrant  has duly  caused  this  report  to be  signed  on its  behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                          ALBANY INTERNATIONAL CORP.

                                          By: /s/ Michael C. Nahl
                                          Name: Michael C. Nahl
                                          Title: Senior Vice President and
                                          Chief Financial Officer
                                          (Principal Financial Officer)

Date: January 13, 2005

                                  EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit No.       Description
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10(q)             Directors Pension Plan