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New Norton MeshPower: Powerful dust extraction

Demand for a cleaner working environment, better quality finish and reduced consumable cost has led to 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 improves the environment in traditionally dirty sanding operations. 

Ideal for manufacturing and industry, collision repair, woodworking, construction and DIY, the Norton MeshPower range offers a new solution to a whole range of applications. 

Powerful dust extraction

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 & 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 the 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 due 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. 
Rui-Manuel Coelho, Product Manager at Saint-Gobain Abrasives, comments, “We’re delighted to launch Norton MeshPower, which will bring virtually dust-free sanding 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 in two quality tiers: ‘Best’ with premium ceramic grain and ‘Better’ with aluminium oxide 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, cut sheets, rolls and with a range of accessories to meet all operation requirements. 
Editor’s note:
Saint-Gobain Abrasives – the world’s leading manufacturer of abrasives
Saint-Gobain Abrasives is positioned at the leading edge of innovation and service, providing the most comprehensive abrasives solutions packages to its customers via a portfolio of highly recognized brands such as: Norton, Norton Clipper, Norton Winter, Flexovit and Rasta.
Saint-Gobain Abrasives offers powerful, precise, user-friendly solutions which enable customers to shape and surface finish all types of materials in the most complex and challenging applications. By working closely with its customers and by leveraging its global presence Saint-Gobain Abrasives designs and provides optimized comprehensive solutions and accessories to secure the best cost/performance for its customers. Saint-Gobain Abrasives serves all sectors of the market and has a strong presence in every continent, serving customers through structured sales operations in over 27 countries and employing over 10,000 people.
Abrasives form a key part of the High Performance Materials Division of Saint-Gobain, which is one of five key areas of activity in which Saint-Gobain operate.
For further information, please contact: Kate Hillsley
Tel: +44 1785 279 575
Email: Kate.Hillsley@saint-gobain.com  
Visit: www.nortonabrasives.com