Surface Conditioning Material Designed for Challenging Applications

Norton | Saint-Gobain has launched an expansion of its Norton Rapid Prep non-woven surface conditioning product line.

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Norton | Saint-Gobain has launched an expansion of its Norton Rapid Prep non-woven surface conditioning product line. This Norton Bear-Tex portfolio now includes a new RF (regular flex) line of aluminum oxide (A/O) products designed to be ideal for extremely demanding belt and quick change disc applications. Featuring a design that combines premium A/O abrasive grain with a strong Y-wt. polyester backing, Norton Rapid Prep RF A/O is highly durable and flexible with extremely low stretch characteristics. In addition, RF incorporates the company’s Clean Bond resin technology for a smear-free finish, eliminating rework process steps and improving productivity.

The new product line has been specifically designed for use in belt forms where high-tensile machines and/or operating conditions require a belt with low stretch properties. The long-lasting, high-performance Bear-Tex materials are suited for surface conditioning applications such as blending and deburring, across industries ranging from aerospace, to metal fabrication and maintenance and repair operations (MRO).

With the same cut rate as the Norton Rapid Prep LF (low-flex) A/O product line, the RF product features enhanced performance for equipment or operating conditions where durability, flexibility and low stretch properties are critical, such as robotic lines, back stand and bench stand machines, as well as stroke sanders and slack-of-belt sanding.

Norton Rapid Prep RF A/O is available in coarse, medium, fine and very fine grit sizes and in all popular portable and off-hand belts sizes, including special sizes up to 52 inches wide.  

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