Demand for a cleaner working environment, better quality finish and reduced consumable cost has resulted in Norton MeshPower: the latest sanding solution from Saint-Gobain Abrasives. Developed to create a virtually dust-free working environment, the product range features a MeshPower matrix backing structure which extracts dust from sanding surfaces and brings a breath of fresh air to traditionally dirty sanding operations.
Breath of fresh air
Norton MeshPower features a matrix backing containing thousands of tiny holes to extract dust from the surface being worked on, improving the finish. The dust is constantly being removed, which means that harmful particles that fill the air during traditional sanding operations are diminished. All this combined allows operators to work in a cleaner, healthier environment as well as reducing the time needed for the clean-up afterwards, saving time and boosting productivity.
Increased efficiency and consistency
The patented Norton No-Fil technology has been applied to the abrasive grains in the Norton MeshPower range to help prevent clogging in combination with the mesh matrix so the products can be used for longer, saving operators time and money. It also helps to achieve a better finish with a finer scratch pattern faster, with consistent results throughout the product life as the grain wears evenly. With the open structure and premium resin bond system, operators can use Norton MeshPower products wet or dry to achieve the perfect finish.
When discs do eventually need to be changed, the self-gripping backing enables a quick and easy changeover. And thanks to the innovative mesh matrix, there is no defined hole pattern so there is no need to align any holes; it just needs to be applied to the backing pad and sanding can recommence.
Steven Hutchinson, Product Manager at Saint-Gobain Abrasives, said:, “We’re delighted to launch Norton MeshPower, which will bring a breath of fresh air to a wide range of sanding operations. Operators have had to deal with all of the dust and dirt from traditional sanding solutions for too long. Now they can take advantage of MeshPower to give them a cleaner working environment, which is better for both their health and efficiency as there’s less time wasted on the clean-up after each job.”
The Norton MeshPower product range is highly versatile: it can be used on many materials, with or without a machine and on flat and contoured surfaces, and is available with 100% premium ceramic grain. Coarser grits feature harder backing for heavy duty applications, while light-weight backing on finer grits offers flexibility to work on curves and contours. Norton MeshPower is available in discs and rolls, with a range of accessories to meet all operation requirements.