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   Width       The width of the sheet or roll. Also, the face width of the abrasive belt, flap wheel, non-woven wheel, etc. 
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   Length       Typically, the overall length (OAL) of the product and the largest dimension. On hand brushes, this is often referred to as handle length. 
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Abrasive Grain Type
   Abrasive Grain Type:       
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   Aggregate?       Aggregates consist of a mixture of abrasive particles that are bond, crushed, or formed into a uniform size. Aggregates provide a longer life with a slightly coarser finish. 
   Aluminum Oxide       Aluminum oxide is the most common industrial mineral in use today. Fused aluminum oxide is produced synthetically by melting bauxite and an additive in an arc furnace to form a fused aluminum oxide ingots, which are later crushed and sized. Fused aluminum oxide is also produced synthetically by chemically purifying the various types of fused aluminum oxides. Oxides are distinguished by the levels of chemical impurities remaining in the fused mineral. Titanium and chromium oxides are typical additives. Other techniques to make industrial abrasive starts with treating bauxite ore with a sol gel process to create alumina. The alumina is sintered to produce with an extremely fine crystalline structure typical of the sol gel or Seeded Gel products available by Saint Gobain Abrasives. Fused aluminum oxide is available in several variations depending on composition and processing such as white (high purity), brown or regular (titanium oxide modified), and pink (chromium oxide additions). Titanium oxide additions can toughen the abrasive and enable heat treating process, which changes brown aluminum oxide to a blue colored grain as TiO2 precipitates form. Aluminum oxide abrasives are also produced with chemical precursors and precipitation, calcination, and/or sintering processes. Calcined or platelet alumina or aluminum oxide used in fine grit or polishing applications. Sol-gel aluminum oxide is produced in using chemical ceramic technology, but this abrasive has very high performance and is usually referred to as ceramic abrasive grain to distinguish the grain from lower performing fused aluminum oxide.  Aluminum oxide occurs naturally in the form of the mineral corundum, but the mineral is not used as a commercial abrasive except as a component of emery. 
   Boron Carbide       Boron carbide (B4 C) is a very hard abrasive - second in hardness to CBN and diamond - and very friable. These properties make boron carbide useful in bonded wheel dressings and the loose abrasive finishing of tungsten carbide or other hard alloys. 
   Ceramic       Ceramic abrasives typically consist of aluminum oxide with or without additional modifiers that are produced by using a sol-gel and sintering process. The ceramic processing route results in a hard, dense abrasive with an extremely fine crystal size and outstanding grinding performance on a variety of workpiece materials. 
   Cork       Soft cork particles can provide a cushioning action and allow the abrasive product to conform and improve surface finish quality. Cork products are commonly used in glass finishing. 
   Superabrasive - Diamond       Synthetic diamond is produced in a high-temperature, high pressure, and process anvil press. Diamond is superabrasive grain with the highest known hardness and a cubic crystal structure. Diamond is used for grinding nonferrous metals, ceramics, glass, stone, and building materials. Diamond is not useful in grinding steel or ferrous alloys because carbon or diamond readily dissolves or reacts with iron. Diamond pastes are useful in ferrous polishing or lapping applications where heat and reactivity are not a factor. Diamond is susceptible to oxidation at higher temperatures 
   Emery / Crocus       Emery is a naturally occurring mineral abrasive consisting of aluminum oxide particles in a matrix of iron oxide and other impurities. Crocus is an iron, oxide-based abrasive used for finishing applications. 
   Garnet       Garnet is a natural silicate mineral, consisting of a combination of almandite and pyrope, which is mined from igneous mineral deposits or in concentrated pockets of alluvial deposits of old riverbeds.  Garnet has the general chemical formula of: Fe2O3Al2 (SiO4)3. The iron and aluminum are partially replaceable by calcium, magnesium, and manganese. 
   Silicon Carbide       Silicon carbide (SiC) is a synthetic abrasive that is harder than aluminum oxide, but more friable than fused aluminum oxide grains. Silicon carbide is typically applied to nonferrous applications including brass, aluminum, and titanium. The high solubility of carbon and silicon in iron would result in a reaction of silicon carbide with the iron base alloy and poor grinding performance. Levels and types of impurities distinguish the green and black forms of silicon carbide. They are sharp and easily fractured abrasive grains for abrading other non-metals such as the stone, glass, wood, and leather. SiC, like diamond, is susceptible to oxidation at higher temperatures. 
   Superabrasive - CBN       Cubic boron nitride (CBN) consists of superabrasive grains with hardness second to diamond, and a cubic crystal structure. CBN provides super grinding performance on carbon and alloy steel. CBN is produced synthetically in a high temperature, high pressure process anvil press - a process similar to synthetic diamond production. 
   Tungsten Carbide       Crushed tungsten carbide grit is used in metal-bonded products for the abrasion of tough materials such as composites, fiberglass, reinforced plastics, rubber, and other specialized materials. 
   Zirconia (e.g., Norzon®)       Alumina-zirconia abrasive grain consists of a fused alloy of aluminum oxide and zirconium oxide. NorZon® is a widely used variation proprietary to Norton Company. It consists of a fused and quenched eutectic mixture of aluminum oxide and zirconium oxide. The result is a fine structure and higher hardness, which contributes to improved grinding performance on stainless steel, titanium, and other exotic metals. 
   Other       Other specialty, proprietary or patented abrasive grain, grit or abrasive material. 
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Grain / Grit Size
   Grit Size       Grit size applies to products using abrasive grains held in a matrix or bonded to a surface such as coated abrasives, MSL superabrasives, vitrified grinding wheels, dressing sticks, honing stones, or grit dressers. Grit sizes are based on ANSI, FEPA, JIS, or proprietary grading system standards. Grading system standards define a grit size through specified upper and lower limits at certain points in the size distribution. 
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   Grading / Grit System       
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   ANSI - CAMI / Coated       ANSI - CAMI coated grading or grit size standards are U.S. standards for abrasive grains used in coated abrasives, grinding belts, or sanding discs. 
   FEPA - P       FEPA is the European grading or grit size standards for abrasive grains used in coated abrasives, grinding belts, or sanding discs. 
   JIS       Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) include grading or grit size standards for abrasive grains. 
   Micron Graded       Micron grading and grit sizes are very fine abrasive grains graded to micron size ranges and usually based an average particle size. 
   Specialty / Other       Other unlisted, proprietary, or specialized grading or grit system. 
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Applications
   Applications       
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   Cleaning / Surface Preparation       Cleaning or surface preparation abrasive products, such as non-woven wheels, are suitable for cleaning, stripping coatings, descaling, or other surface preparation applications. 
   Dry       Abrasive products are designed or suitable for dry grinding applications. 
   Finishing / Deburring (Fine Grits / Filaments)       Finishing or deburring abrasive products are designed or suitable for fine-grit finishing or deburring applications. 
   Material Removal / Roughing (Coarse Grits / Filaments)       Material removable or roughing applications typically use coarse grit abrasive products designed for heavy cutting or material removal applications. 
   Polishing / Lapping (Extra Fine Grits / Filaments)       Polishing or lapping abrasive products, such as lapping film rolls, are designed for or are suitable for polishing, lapping, honing, or other precision surfacing applications. 
   Contour / Edge       Contour or edge abrasive products are designed for or are suitable for profile, contour, molding, or edge sanding applications. The belt or specialty abrasive product must conform to the pattern of the wood molding or metal contour to be finished. 
   Blending / Intermediate Cutting (Medium Grits / Filaments)       Blending or intermediate cutting abrasive products are used for removing parting lines, seams, or other significant surface imperfections. Medium or medium-fine grit products are typically used for light cutting or intermediate material removal applications. 
   Wet / Waterproof       Waterproof abrasive products are designed or suitable for grinding using a water or water-oil coolant mixture. 
   Specialty / Other       Abrasive products designed or suitable for other specialty, proprietary or patented applications. 
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   Automotive / Paint       Automotive abrasive products are designed or suitable for applications such as part or weld grinding and paint sanding. 
   Ceramics / Glass       Ceramics or glass abrasive products are designed or suitable for ceramics and glass grinding or finishing. 
   Metalworking       Metalworking abrasive products are designed for metal grinding or finishing applications. 
   MRO / Construction       MRO or construction abrasive products are designed or suitable for cutting, grinding or finishing in maintenance and repair operations (MRO), such as the grinding of repair welds. 
   Ophthalmic / Optical       Optical abrasive products are designed or suitable for cutting, grinding, or finishing applications in optical lens or component fabrication, as well as for eyeglass or ophthalmic production. 
   Plastics / Composites       Plastics abrasive products are designed for or suitable for cutting, grinding, or finishing plastics or composite materials. 
   Woodworking       Woodworking abrasive products are designed or suitable for woodworking applications. 
   Specialty / Other       Abrasive products are designed or suitable for cutting, grinding or finishing other unlisted specialty or proprietary materials. 
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Features
   Backing / Base Type:      Backings are the flexible material to which abrasive grain is adhered to make coated abrasives and similar products. Typical backing materials are cloth, polyester film, fibre, paper, sponges, rubber, and foam.
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   Cloth       Cloth consists of a woven fabric made from cotton, polyester, nylon, or other fibers and blends. Cloth backings are available in several different weights (grams / meter or pounds / ream), which are usually designated by a letter weight specific to each manufacturer (e.g., X weight, Y weight). Very heavy weight stitch bonded cloth is available from some manufacturers for aggressive material removal applications such as abrasive planing. 
   Fibre       Fibre consists of cotton or cellulose fibers vulcanized or chemically bonded into a dense, strong backing. While a strong and durable backing for heavy disc grinding applications, fiber’s main drawback is the material's sensitivity to humidity change, which can result in curling of the product. 
   Film / Plastic       Plastic film backings provide a very uniform backing and are very useful in polishing, lapping, or precision surface finishing applications. Brush filaments are bonded to a plastic base, core, or handle. 
   Foam / Sponge       Foam or sponge abrasive grains are bonded onto a foam layer, sponge, felt, or other soft materials. The soft materials can provide a cushioning action and allow the abrasive product to conform to contours and/or improve surface finish quality. 
   Paper       Paper backings are available in several different weights (grams / meter or pounds / ream), which are usually designated by a letter weight designation such A, B, C, E, F with A the lightest weight and F the heaviest weight. 
   Metal       Abrasive grains are bonded onto a metal backing or substrate. Brush filaments are bonded to a metal base, core or handle. 
   Screen       Screen consists of an open mesh woven fabric. The openings allow abraded material to pass through the opening, which prevents loading of the abrasive surface. 
   Wood       Brush filaments are bonded to a wood base, core or handle. 
   Other       Other specialty, proprietary or patented backing types. 
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   Combination Backing?       Backings consist of a combination of materials, such as paper laminated to cloth. 
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   None / Handheld       Handheld products are meant for handheld usage, not specifically designed for mounting in a holder or on a pad, or on a contact wheel. 
   PSA / Adhesive       The abrasive product designed for mounting using an adhesive or pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA). 
   Quick Change       The abrasive product or disc is designed for mounting using a quick change mechanism such as Norton's SpeedLocTM
   Specialty / Other       Other specialty, proprietary, or patented mounting methods. 
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   Anti-static       Anti-static abrasive products consist of or are coated with an additive chemical to reduce or eliminate static charge generation. This is an important feature for certain wood sanding applications. Anti-static brushes are fabricated from materials that are neutral or near neutral on the triboelectric chart. 
   Closed Coat       Bonded abrasives have a dense structure, coated abrasives have a closed coat, and superabrasives have a high concentration.  
   Open Coat       Bonded abrasives have an open structure, coated abrasives have an open coat, and superabrasives have a low concentration. 
   Engineered / Structured       Engineered or structured products have a patterned coating of pyramid or other shapes consisting of abrasive grain and bond. Aggregate products are similar and consist of agglomerates of grain and bond that have been coated onto an abrasive backing, but the distribution of aggregates is not as uniform compare to structured products. 
   Anti-loading / Lubricated       Lubricated or stearated coated abrasive products provide improved life and resistance to loading on paint, wood, plastic, or composite sanding applications. 
   Supersize / Grinding Aid       Supersize grinding aids enhance cutting performance on stainless steel, nickel alloys, and titanium. In coated abrasives belts or discs, the grinding aid is often in the form of a supersize top layer. Organic grinding wheels may incorporate a grinding aid within the wheel. 
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