COATED ABRASIVES

THE BENEFITS OF COATED ABRASIVES

Coated abrasives consist of certain backing material. These typically are paper, woven cloth, cloth/paper combination, polyester film, or vulcanized fibre, which bonds one of the abrasive grain types listed in our abrasive grain section.

An initial ‘make’ coating of resin is applied to the backing. The chosen abrasive grain is then electro-coated onto the surface, followed by a second or ‘ size’ coating of resin to lock in the abrasive particles.

Following an oven cure, the resulting materials are converted into various forms, shapes, and sizes of belts, rolls, discs or wheels to grind, de-burr, finish and polish products in a vast range of applications.