Types of Coated Abrasives

July 26, 2021

Types of Coated Abrasives

A coated abrasive is manufactured by bonding abrasive grains to a versatile substrate using adhesives. The commonly used substrates include paper, cloth, fibre, and plastic films, and therefore, the grit sizes vary from very coarse (~2 mm) to ultrafine (sub micrometre). Coated abrasives are often mentioned as "sandpaper", although they're not made with sand and most frequently aren't backed with paper.

Coated abrasives are formed by glueing natural and artificial abrasive grains. Abrasive grains include alumina, carbide, zirconia alumina, garnet and emery. Backing materials include paper, cloth, fibre and polyester film. Sanding rolls and sanding belts are ordinarily coated abrasives for hand use, usually for non-precision operation.

Types of Coated Abrasives

There are various types of coated abrasives available for your product finishing and polishing. It includes a large variety of rolls, discs, flap wheels, and belts. The option that you make should always be based on your needs.

Below are some of the standard options that you will find for coated abrasives:

Cartridge rolls 

    Cartridge rolls are abrasive coated rolls that are suitable for sanding and finishing spaces that are difficult to access. The cartridge rolls are used on inside surfaces and inside corners where other abrasives can not hit high-speed grinders. 

    Cartridge rolls have an aluminum oxide-coated material that can provide a versatile method of hand sanding, especially in metalwork.

    Cross Pads

    Cross pads are used for small channel polishing, end deburring, and workpiece finishing. The Cross Pads provide greater flexibility and make it easier for users to see through the contact region. 

    These cross pads are perfect for fast grinding on channels, corners, or spotting on flat surfaces.

    Deburring Wheels

      Deburring wheels are used to wash, blend, deburring, finish, and polish metals and glass. For light to heavy precision mixing, deburring, and washing, these deburring wheels are ideal. 

      Deburring wheels provide uniform finishing to components and quickly and easily deburr the workpiece than hand finishing.

      Flap Discs 

        With a product that can grind and finish in one single action, flap discs offer precise angle grinding flexibility. Flap Disc is ideal for most ferrous & non-ferrous materials for sanding and finishing of welds, deburring, rust reduction, and snagging.

        Flap Wheels

          For most applications, from grinding to polishing, Flap Wheels are used. These flap wheels are usually used on ferrous alloy, high tensile materials, and a workpiece to finish complex shapes and tight contours. 

          The versatility of the wheel helps the wheels to navigate places that are hard to reach. On grinders, drills, impact wrenches, or handheld rotary tools, flap wheels connect.

          Sanding Belts 

            Sanding Belts are used for deburring, grinding, blending, finishing, and polishing. These belts are back with cloth, paper, or film.

            Surface Conditioning

              Surface Conditioning Discs come in an all-inclusive range of grades and sizes and are an ideal first-step for washing, mixing, deburring, and finishing.




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