Nonwoven products contain nylon fibers, which are bonded together and saturated with abrasive grains. It produces a cushioned, three-dimensional material that's pliable, flexible, and long-lasting.
Abrasives are categorized into two main groups: Bonded abrasives and Coated abrasives. Traditionally right-angle grinders are utilized in conjunction with grinding wheels, fiber discs, flap discs, and wire brushes. However, Nonwoven discs have entered the abrasives market as a 3rd category that serves a specialized function of preparing and applying the ultimate surface finish, which may affect the workpiece's performance and appearance.
Flex-N-Finish: Nonwoven clean & finish products are generally hand-operated. They're not as strong as other nonwoven products because less grain, fiber, and resin are utilized in their production. Clean & finish products generally include hand pads, sheets, and shop rolls.
Heavy Duty & Hi-Strength Flex-N-Finish– HD & HS Non-Woven clean & finish products are designed for machine use and may handle higher RPM's. They're made with stronger nylon fibers and extra resin. they're not as strong as surface conditioning products, but they will be ganged together in disc form to get rid of burs, particularly on threaded parts. They're also great for applying a uniform satin finish on irregular shaped parts. The finish is going to be consistent on part-after-part.
Surface Conditioning: Surface conditioning refers to changing a product's surface without removing or damaging the bottom material. These products are utilized in mechanical operations and include Surface conditioning discs and belts.
Flex-N-Strip Products: Extra coarse carbide grain is bonded to stiff extruded nylon fibers with a versatile resin. They're excellent for removing coatings from wood, metal, and plastic. Also effective at paint & rust removal.
Convolute Wheels – Formed by wrapping and bonding web material impregnated with abrasive grain and resin around a central core. Because they're "wrapped," they need to be run within the direction of the arrow printed on them. Very useful on a spread of deburring & polishing applications.
Unitized Wheels – Formed by pressing web material impregnated with abrasive grain and resin into a slab. Wheels are then cut from the slab. These products are often run in either direction so that they don't have directional arrows printed on them like convolute wheels.
Non Woven abrasive products are available in hand pads, rolls, discs, belts, and wheels.