Coated Abrasives

“Coated Abrasive” is a term used to describe graded abrasive particles bonded to the surface of a backing material.  They are used on a wide range of substrates, such as metals, wood, polymers and glass.  From heavy stock removal through to a final or pre-polish finish, coated abrasives can produce both attractive and precision engineered surfaces.

Abrasive grains used include aluminium oxides, silicon carbide, zirconia aluminas, ceramic aluminas and structured ceramic materials.  They are all graded materials under international specifications such as FEPA (Federation of European Producers of Abrasives) or ANSI (American National Standards Institute). Backings may be paper, cotton, polyester or other synthetic cloths all in a range of flexibilities from extremely flexible to very stiff. Abrasives are bonded to the backing materials using organic resins and glues.

Working with our technology partners, Hermes and 3M, Lea Manufacturing can recommend and supply exactly the right products for any given application, from preparation for polishing to an engineering or final finish.

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