Norton | Saint-Gobain

2770 W Washington St
Stephenville,  TX  76401

United States
800-551-4413
http://www.nortonabrasives.com
  • Booth: B33062


 Press Releases

  • Norton | Saint-Gobain

    April 15, 2019, Worcester Massachusetts

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    NEW NEXT GENERATION NORTON BLAZEX F970 FIBER DISCS OFFER

    50% FASTER CUT RATE IN CARBON STEEL & SOFT-TO-GRIND MATERIALS.

    WORCESTER, MA, USA (April 15, 2019) – Saint-Gobain Abrasives, one of the world’s largest abrasives manufacturers, has introduced its Norton BlazeX F970 Fiber Discs, the next generation of Blaze. The Norton BlazeX F970 Fiber Discs enable faster rust removal, and enhanced cleaning and detailing processes for better finishes. For more information and to download a brochure (visit http://nortonsga.us/blazex).

    Users performing right angle grinding on a routine basis will see immediate results using Norton BlazeX F970 Fiber Discs due to improved micro-fracturing grain. By consistently exposing sharper grain edges, this improvement delivers a better cut rate, and longer disc life when compared to blended ceramic alumina discs. True to the success of the Norton Blaze portfolio, BlazeX F970 Fiber Discs enhance operator control in stock removal, deburring, blending and other applications. A heavy fiber backing not only provides a better disc face to surface grinding advantage, it also resists tearing in heavy applications, extending disc life, and requiring fewer changeovers, resulting in less labor time.

    “Intended for carbon steel and other soft-to-grind materials, the new Norton BlazeX fiber discs were developed to provide cool cuts and to offer longer life due to a non-supersized design. We are seeing a 50% or greater cut rate using BlazeX on these materials when compared to Blaze F980,” said Patrick Carroll, Norton | Saint-Gobain Abrasives Senior Product Manager. “BlazeX F970 is an excellent complement to our existing Blaze F980 discs, which are engineered for stainless steel and other harder-to-grind materials. Together, both the BlazeX F970 and Blaze F980 fully cover right angle grinding in MRO, metal fabrication, welding, oil and gas, energy, and ship building markets, to name a few.”

    Norton BlazeX F970 Fiber Discs are available in three sizes consisting of 4-1/2", 5" and 7" fiber discs, and in 7/8" hole or speed-change attachments. Coarse grinding applications are supported through the four key grits of 36, 50, 60, and 80. “We are also offering test kits which include a box of BlazeX F970 and Blaze F980 36 grit fiber discs in each size for testing,” adds Carroll. The kits are ideal for users who wish to see the difference between the two on their respective materials.  

    ABOUT SAINT-GOBAIN ABRASIVES

    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.

    Editorial Contact:        Michael McCue, McCue & Associates LLC

                                        p. 978.733.1353

                                        e. mmccue@mccueassociates.com 

    Norton Contact:          Patrick Carroll, Norton | Saint-Gobain Abrasives

                                        p. 518.266.2227

                                        e. Patrick.H.Carroll@saint-gobain.com

    Related Link:                www.nortonabrasives.com

  • Norton | Saint-Gobain

    June 5, 2019, Worcester Massachusetts

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    NEW NORTON MERIT PINK ABRASIVES

    OFFER FASTER CUTTING, LONGER LIFE & SUPERB FINISHES

    Small Abrasives are Ideal for Challenging Materials and Difficult-To-Reach Applications

    WORCESTER, MA, USA (June 5, 2019) – Saint-Gobain Abrasives, one of the world’s largest abrasives manufacturers, has introduced new Norton Merit Pink R928, a better tier of Flap Wheels and Specialty Abrasives, including cartridge/spiral rolls and square/cross pads that feature a superior ceramic grain for greater efficiency when beveling, blending, cleaning/detailing, deburring and finishing stainless steel and other hard-to-grind materials. A variety of Norton Merit Pink mounted points feature Norton 86A aluminum oxide abrasives, providing an excellent combination of friability and form holding.  Click Here for More Information.

    For hard-to-reach applications, a poly cotton backing on the Norton Merit Pink R928 Flap Wheels and Specialty Abrasives adds more durability compared to traditional cotton back products. Due to a coating on the grain/ bond that reduces friction for a greater grain holding ability, the R928 line cuts cooler and faster on hard-to-grind materials.

    “A clear trend in industry today is the growing use of smaller abrasives. Our new Norton Merit Pink Flap Wheels and Specialties answer this need, as well as provide excellent finishes and increased productivity,” said Mr. Patrick Carroll, Norton | Saint-Gobain Abrasives Senior Product Manager. "When used with our new Handheld Pneumatic Die Grinder, customers have a lightweight, ergonomic grinding solution with more control." The new line is ideally suited for manufacturers across a broad range of industries such as metal fabrication, welding, energy, oil & gas, foundry and castings, MRO and aerospace. 

    Norton and Merit brands are joining forces to deliver a simpler, comprehensive one-stop shop product portfolio for all specialty abrasives for offhand and portable power tools, within a single "Norton Merit" brand. The Norton Merit Pink line is the first introduction under the new unique branding.

    Mini Flap Wheels

    Mini Flap Wheels are an ideal choice for a wide variety of blending, deburring and finishing applications. The new Flap Wheels feature an improved resin bond system that extends wheel life and provides less down-time for changeovers. Threaded versions are designed for polishing and finishing intricate surfaces, and are offered in 1", 2" and 3" diameters, mounted on a 1/4"-20 thread that enables quick wheel on and off, with no tools required. Shank-mounted Flap Wheels are extremely durable and long-lasting for demanding, heavy stock removal applications, and are offered in 1", 2" and 3" diameters, mounted on a 1/4" steel shank.

    Cartridge Rolls and Tapered Spiral Rolls

    For hard-to-reach inside surfaces and inside corners, Cartridge Rolls and Tapered Spiral Rolls are excellent for flash removal, polishing, or removing machine markets and edge breaking. Cartridge Rolls are offered in 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2" diameters and have a 1 1/2" length and 1/8" height. Spiral Rolls are available in 3/8" and 1/2" diameters and have a 1 1/2" length and 1/8" height.

    Square Pads and Cross Pads

    Square pads are smoother and easier to control, while grinding almost as fast as hard wheels. Their corners wear down consistently exposes fresh abrasive, and the pad becomes round for less aggressive stock removal. New Norton Merit Pink Square Pads are exceptionally well suited for the quick blending of channels, fillets, corner and spotting flat surfaces. Sizes include 2" x 2" x 1/2", 3" x 3" x 1/4" and 3" x 3" x 1/2".

    Cross Pads are shaped to enable seeing through to the contact area for conforming to variable internal diameters. Norton Merit Pink Cross Pads are used for close-tolerance polishing of small radii and channels, deburring, and finishing bell-mouth configurations. Sizes offered include 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 1 1/2", 2" x 2" x 3/4" and 3" x 3" x 1".

    Mounted Points

    Offered in many sizes in several different shapes, Norton Merit Pink 86A Vitrified Bond Mounted Points are used in a broad range of operations on a variety of machines. Mounted points are small grinding wheels permanently fastened to its own spindle. Diameters range from 1/4" to 1", and are offered in a multitude of configurations and heights.

    ABOUT SAINT-GOBAIN ABRASIVES

    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.

    Editorial Contact:           Michael McCue, McCue & Associates LLC

                                        p. 978.733.1353

                                        e. mmccue@mccueassociates.com 

    Norton Contact:             Patrick Carroll, Norton | Saint-Gobain Abrasives

                                        p. 518.266.2227

                                        e. Patrick.H.Carroll@saint-gobain.com

    Related Link:                  www.nortonabrasives.com


 Products

  • New Next Generation Norton BlazeX F970 Fiber Discs
    Norton BlazeX F970 Fiber Discs, the next generation of Blaze, enable faster rust removal, and enhanced cleaning and detailing processes for better finishes, and result in a 50% or greater cut rate on carbon steel and other soft-to-grind materials....
     

  • Norton BlazeX F970 Fiber Discs, the next generation of Blaze, enable faster rust removal, and enhanced cleaning and detailing processes for better finishes. Users performing right angle grinding on a routine basis will see immediate results using Norton BlazeX F970 Fiber Discs due to improved micro-fracturing grain. By consistently exposing sharper grain edges, this improvement delivers a better cut rate, and longer disc life when compared to blended ceramic alumina discs. True to the success of the Norton Blaze portfolio, BlazeX F970 Fiber Discs enhance operator control in stock removal, deburring, blending and other applications. A heavy fiber backing not only provides a better disc face to surface grinding advantage, it also resists tearing in heavy applications, extending disc life, and requiring fewer changeovers, resulting in less labor time.

    Intended for carbon steel and other soft-to-grind materials, the new Norton BlazeX fiber discs were developed to provide cool cuts and to offer longer life due to a non-supersized design. Norton is seeing a 50% or greater cut rate using BlazeX on these materials when compared to Blaze F980. BlazeX F970 is an excellent complement to Norton's existing Blaze F980 discs, which are engineered for stainless steel and other harder-to-grind materials. Together, both the BlazeX F970 and Blaze F980 fully cover right angle grinding in MRO, metal fabrication, welding, oil and gas, energy, and ship building markets, to name a few.

    Norton BlazeX F970 Fiber Discs are available in three sizes consisting of 4-1/2", 5" and 7" fiber discs, and in 7/8" hole or speed-change attachments. Coarse grinding applications are supported through the four key grits of 36, 50, 60, and 80. Test kits are also being offered which include a box of BlazeX F970 and Blaze F980 36 grit fiber discs in each size for testing. The kits are ideal for users who wish to see the difference between the two on their respective materials.  

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