Abrasive Products offers a full line of coated abrasives, often referred to as “sandpaper”. The term “coated abrasive” indicates how the abrasive is actually affixed to each product. Coated abrasives consist of a backing material – typically paper, woven cloth, cloth/paper combination, polyester film or vulcanized fibre – to which one of the abrasive grain types, listed in our abrasive grain section, is affixed. 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 material is 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.
Not only are coated abrasives categorized by their configuration (belts, discs, sheets, wheels, stones), but also by the abrasives each contain. Primary grains used are aluminum oxide, silicon carbide, alumina zirconia, and ceramics. Additionally, exotic abrasive such as industrial diamonds, are used for specific applications.
Abrasive Products has a trained expert staff who can answer your questions about our coated abrasives and how to best utilize them. Contact Abrasive Products for more information on Coated Abrasives.