Product Releases

Surface Conditioning Material For Belt Applications

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 9:21am

Watervliet, NY – Saint-Gobain Abrasives has launched of a new line of longer-lasting high-performance Norton Bear-Tex® aluminum oxide (AO) surface conditioning materials. The new “CB” (cloth backed) version of Norton AO Rapid Prep™ combines a premium aluminum oxide abrasive grain that is sharp yet extremely durable, on a non-woven nylon, bonded to a high-tensile, low-stretch polyester backing using Clean Bond™ resin technology to provide a smear-free finish. The new products are specifically designed for use in belt forms where high-tensile machines and/or operating conditions require a belt with very low stretch properties. The long-lasting, high-performance non-woven materials are ideal for surface conditioning applications such as blending and deburring across industries ranging from aerospace, to metal fabrication and maintenance and repair operations (MRO). An aluminum oxide grain provides consistent material removal and cut rate, while the CB (cloth) low stretch backing reduces shedding and premature wear. Clean Bond resin technology ensures a finer and smear-free finish on any material. The new “CB” line of Norton AO Rapid Prep LS provides a low stretch product with improved performance in applications in which increased heat is generated during the blending and deburring process. The high-performance material compliments the existing portfolio of innovative Norton Rapid Prep surface conditioning products.

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