Saint-Gobain Abrasives Announces New Partnership with Dedeco

WORCESTER, MA, U.S.A. (August 31, 2023) – Saint-Gobain Abrasives, one of the world’s largest abrasives manufacturers, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Dedeco®, a leading manufacturer of specialty abrasives since 1937. Saint-Gobain Abrasives will market Dedeco’s SUNBURST® line of thermoplastic-bonded abrasives. A synergistic partnership, the addition of the SUNBURST product portfolio from Dedeco to the Saint-Gobain Abrasives distributor sales organization in North America provides customers with an even wider range of abrasives across industrial markets. 

“Partnering with Dedeco on their SUNBURST abrasive product line aligns with our vision to deliver the most comprehensive abrasives solutions,” said Patrick Baliva, Executive Sales Director, North America, Norton | Saint-Gobain Abrasives.  

“Dedeco is proud to enter into this strategic collaboration with Saint-Gobain Abrasives,” said Steven M. Antler, Chairman of Dedeco International, Inc. “Our product focus, combined with Saint-Gobain's extensive network of experienced and trusted solution providers, and both companies’ focus on delivering quality, value and service, will enable manufacturers and technicians throughout North America to achieve superior results more efficiently than ever before." 

The SUNBURST line includes radial bristle discs and brushes for deburring, cleaning, finishing and polishing metals, plastics, composites, wood, and many other surfaces. From heavy duty removal to blending and mirror-like polishing, in both manufacturing and maintenance operations, SUNBURST covers virtually all applications including in industries such as general metalworking, welding, 3D printing, aerospace, automotive, and medical industries. 

Dedeco Sunburst Products

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Saint-Gobain Abrasives offers powerful, precise, user-friendly solutions, which enable customers to cut, shape and finish all materials in the most complex and challenging applications. By working closely with end-users and grinding expert partners, Saint-Gobain Abrasives designs and provides customized solutions to secure the best option for performance, cost and safety.  Leveraging its global manufacturing presence, Saint-Gobain Abrasives serves its customers locally through its structured sales operations in over 27 countries, employing over 10,000 people.



Dedeco has been a leading manufacturer of specialty abrasives since 1937. From inception, Dedeco has constantly advanced their manufacturing know-how from world famous classic rubberized abrasives, primarily for the dental & jewelry industries, to diamond-filled abrasives used in manufacturing many of today's latest cell phones. Dedeco’s principles and values center around delivering only superior quality products innovated to meet the ever-changing needs of diverse industries.


Editorial Contact:     Michael McCue, McCue & Associates LLC
                                    p. 978.733.1353


Norton Contacts:     Melanie Bonsu, Norton | Saint-Gobain Abrasives
                                    p.  774-329-4209

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