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) September 23, 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 September 23, 2005, Albany International Corp. (the "Company") amended the
Receivables Sale Agreement (the "Agreement") among Albany International
Receivables Corporation, Albany International Corp., ABN AMRO Bank N.V., as
agent for the Purchaser, the committed purchasers party thereto and Amsterdam
Funding Corporation, a Delaware corporation. The purpose of the amendment was to
extend the "Liquidity Termination Date" from September 23, 2005 to September 22,
2006. A copy of this amendment is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this report.

Albany International Receivables Corporation is a "Qualified Special Purpose
Entity" under Financial Accounting Standards Board No. 140 and is a wholly owned
subsidiary of Albany International Corp. ABN AMRO Bank N.V. is a lender under
the Company's primary revolving credit facility and may provide other banking
and financial services to the Company from time to time.



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: Executive Vice President
                                                   and Chief Financial Officer
                                                   (Principal Financial Officer)

Date: September 29, 2005


                                  EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit No.       Description
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99.1              Eighth Amendment (dated September 23, 2005) to Receivables
                  Sale Agreement, dated as of September 28, 2002, among the
                  Registrant as the Collection Agent, Albany International
                  Receivables Corporation as the Seller, ABN AMRO Bank of N.V.,
                  as the Agent the Committed Purchasers party thereto, and
                  Amsterdam Funding Corporation.