30/9/10 – New line-up of flap and fibre discs from Saint-Gobain Abrasives – Norton
1 October 2010
A new lineup of Norton/ Merit flap discs and fiber discs has been launched by Saint Gobain. The new flap disc and fiber disc product lines are targeted at metal fabricators for right angle grinding solutions at all performance and price levels. Norton SG Blaze® Plus, NorZon® BlueFire(TM) and Merit Metal are some of the new products. Norton/Merit flap discs are engineered for applications ranging from stock removal to blending and are available in Type 27 & Type 29 shapes with fiberglass, plastic and aluminum backing plates. Norton/Merit fiber discs feature a full resin bond system with heavy-duty fiber backing for increased strength, durability and tear resistance.
Norton SG Blaze® Plus Flap Discs says the company of highest productivity at the lowest total cost, They feature the latest generation ceramic alumina abrasives and are the industry’s fastest cutting discs with 50-200% longer life over any flap disc on stainless steel, titanium and super alloys. Blaze Plus has a supersize grinding aid that produces a cool, noticeably fast cut rate and a durable, lightweight fiberglass back that provides high strength and vibration absorption.
NorZon® BlueFire(TM) Flap Discs feature new zirconia alumina plus abrasives for an increased cut rate, offering an exceptional blend of performance and price. They provide up to 30% longer life over conventional zirconia products on carbon steel and weld says the company. BlueFire discs also feature a durable fibre glass back and a semi open coat that retards loading on aluminum.
Merit Metal Flap Discs incorporate an engineered blend of two high performance zirconia products, cotton and polyester flaps, Merit Metal flap discs provide a good starting specification when price is a primary consideration. They provide superior cut rate, longer life and exceptional wear resistance.
Norton SG Blaze® F980 Fibre Discs us an improved ceramic (sg) grain with self-lubricating supersize treatment and heavy fibre backing, creates better finish and longer life on stainless and other tough applications. In addition, Blaze produces a cutting rate that is four times faster than standard aluminium oxide discs. Norton NorZon® BlueFire(TM) F826 Fibre Discs are suitable for stainless, super alloys, steel cast iron and high pressure applications, NorZon BlueFire features a new and improved blend of patented ceramic alumina and zirconia alumina abrasive, providing fast, aggressive cutting which self-sharpens with use.
Merit Metal Fibre discs offer a "good" starting specification for all metals. They feature high performance aluminum oxide and provide consistent performance at a low initial price. Norton /Merit Flap discs are available flat or conical types in sizes ranging from 4"-7" in 7/8" plain hole or 5/8"-11 discard mount, grit ranges from 24 to 120. Fibre discs are available in 4"-9 1/8" sizes with grit ranges from 16-120.