Introducing New Norton Blaze R920 Ceramic Alumina Flap Wheels

New Norton Blaze R920 Flap Wheels Offer Maximum Grinding Productivity and Smooth, Consistent Finishing

WORCESTER, MA, USA - (January 13, 2017) – Saint-Gobain Abrasives, the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of performance-engineered abrasives, has introduced Norton Blaze R920 Ceramic Alumina Flap Wheels which are designed to deliver a smooth, consistent finish with a fast, cool uniform rate of cut under the toughest production applications. The wheels are ideal for aggressive grinding and precision finishing, blending, deburring, cleaning, and producing uniform finishes on tough parts that are manufactured in hard-to-grind materials including super alloys, stainless steel, and cobalt. Link to flyer available for downloading and printing

The Norton next generation of sharp, ceramic abrasive grains and advanced grinding aid lubricant provide significantly faster, cooler, burn-free grinding. A flexible but strong, heavy cotton backing wears evenly which delivers chatter-free cutting action, longer-life for less changeovers, and ensures flexibility for the application while eliminating aggressive sanding action. An advanced full resin bond system promotes exceptional grain retention which increases product life. 

Norton Blaze R920 flap wheels are able to achieve close tolerances when finishing curved, contoured and hard-to-reach areas and are available in both spindle-mount and arbor hole designs. Norton spindle-mounted flap wheels give a controlled rate of wear, exposing new grains, making them ideal for uneven surfaces and a cost-effective replacement for brushes, rubber points and felt bobs. With shanks that run through the center of the wheel, spindle-mounted flap wheels create better balance, and reduce chatter and operator fatigue. Norton arbor hole flap wheels are used on bench-top and fixed-based pedestal tools. The wheels are more forgiving than other abrasive products, which reduces the possibility of flattening, gouging and surface deformation for fewer rejected parts.

Norton Blaze R920 Flap Wheels

Norton Blaze R920 flap wheels are available in 1", 2", 3", with ¼" steel shank sizes and 6" x 1" x 1" arbor hole. Additional sizes and grits are available custom made to your exact requirements. To learn more about the entire Norton Specialty product line, visit http://www.nortonindustrial.com

About Saint-Gobain Abrasives Backed by its experience and its capacity to continuously innovate, Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction market, designs, manufactures and distributes high-performance and building materials providing innovative solutions to the challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection. With 2015 global sales of $44 billion, Saint-Gobain operates in 64 countries and has more than 180,000 employees. For the fourth year in a row, the Company has been ranked by Thomson Reuters as one of the Top 100 Global Innovators. 

In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain has more than more than 150 locations and approximately 15,000 employees, with sales of approximately $5.7 billion in 2015. Saint-Gobain is the world leader in abrasives and the only international manufacturer to offer a full complement of abrasives products to customers worldwide. 

Saint-Gobain’s Abrasives business employs nearly 11,000 people at 64 manufacturing facilities in 27 countries. In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain’s Abrasives business has more than 2,100 employees at eight manufacturing sites. For more than 30 years, Saint-Gobain Abrasives has supported the United States Luge Association by providing engineering expertise to improve the  performance and speed of luge athletes and by donating its Norton® brand of abrasive products. Since 2009, Saint-Gobain has been the primary sponsor of the USA Luge team.

For more information about Saint-Gobain, visit www.saint-gobain.com and the twitter account @saintgobain or download the “Saint-Gobain Shareholder” application for tablet and smartphone.  

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