Saint-Gobain Abrasives introduces Norton Vortex Rapid Prep Non-Woven Flap Discs. Norton’s Vortex agglomerated aluminum-oxide grain technology enables the cutting power of a coarser grit, while producing a finer finish in one abrasive disc solution. The company reports that, based on tests performed, the new non-woven discs can increase material removal rates (MRR) over 50% compared to non-woven medium grit flap discs.

Ideal for light blending, stripping, edge breaking, and surface prep applications in key industries, such as metal fabrication and welding, aerospace, transportation, and energy and construction, the new Norton flap discs feature special three-dimensional non-woven abrasive layers. This design ensures uniform finishing with a consistently low surface finish value. In addition, multiple layers of surface conditioning material provide added life, fewer disc changes for better efficiency, and reduced vibration. The discs also feature Norton Clean Bond® resin technology for smear-free finishes, even on high nickel content alloys, and reduced loading when cutting aluminum, and other softer metals. Norton Vortex Rapid Prep Type 27 Discs also provide forgiveness and reduced vibration on uneven surfaces for maximum ergonomic use. Discs are offered in 4-1/2ʺ x 7/8ʺ and 4-1/2ʺ x 5/8ʺ-11 sizes in fine, very fine, medium, and coarse grits.

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