Posted June 11, 2019

Norton Merit Pink Abrasives

Saint-Gobain Abrasives introduced new Norton Merit Pink R928 tier of flap wheels and specialty abrasives.

Norton Merit PinkIt includes 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.

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 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 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 branding.