Saint-Gobain Abrasives, the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of performance engineering abrasives, has introduced its new portfolio of Rapid Prep products under the Norton brand. Made of non-woven nylon impregnated with abrasive grain and a proprietary smear-free resin, Norton Rapid Prep surface conditioning discs are ideal for surface finishing applications such as removing surface defects, oxides and corrosion, deburring, mould cleaning and blending uneven edges and marks, across industries ranging from aerospace and transportation, to energy and metal fabrication. Norton Vortex Rapid Prep’s state-of-the-art design enables up to four times the performance of available surface finishing products on the market.
For use with right-angle grinders, in-line grinders and die grinders, Norton Rapid Prep products feature an open structure that resists loading on softer materials like aluminum and provides excellent surface finishing on hard materials like cast iron, steel, nickel, and alloys, increasing overall operational efficiency.
“Saint-Gobain Abrasives’ technical expertise combined with the most comprehensive range of products worldwide provides improved efficiency, higher productivity, and reduced labour for our customers,” says Paul Krupa, product manager, Saint-Gobain Abrasives. “Our Norton Rapid Prep portfolio of products has been specifically designed to meet the high performance surface treatment needs of our customers across key industrial markets.”
A multi-purpose surface finishing product line, the Norton Rapid Prep portfolio delivers continuous cutting on soft and hard materials. Norton Vortex Rapid Prep features a proprietary Vortex grain technology that can deliver up to four times the performance of conventional surface conditioning discs, while standard Norton Rapid Prep is ideal for all deburring and blending applications.
For the transportation industry, Rapid Prep products are well-suited for frame repairs, weld blending, and surface paint preparations, including scuffing and blending, as well as engine gasket removal, providing improved productivity, and reduced labour requirements.