FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are discounts possible for large purchases?

    Yes, prices can be arranged individually.

  • Can you produce abrasive belts of atypical dimensions?

    Yes, we are able to produce abrasive belts from 6mm wide to 1400mm wide.

  • What is the production term of abrasive belts?

    We produce abrasive belts within 7 working days as standard.

  • What are your backing materials for abrasive belts?

    The belts can be produced on paper, on cloth, on flexible cloth and on polyester.

  • Do you produce atypical abrasive cut-outs?

    We can produce abrasive cut-outs in various shapes. For example, as sheets, circular die-cuts, etc... We can produce circular die-cuts up to 1m in diameter.

  • Do you produce atypical abrasive rolls?

    We can supply the abrasive rolls in the widths you need. We have jumbo rolls in stock with a maximum width of 1460mm.

  • In which grits do you produce abrasive belts?

    We produce sanding belts on paper from grit P40 to P1500. We produce abrasive belts on cloth and polyester from P16 to P2500.

  • What sanding belt materials do you recommend for sanding wood?

    For sanding wood we recommend MIRKA Avomax paper belts. For hardwood we recommend MIRKA ULTIMAX. For cloth belts we recommend DEERFOS XA167, DEERFOS JA165, MIRKA Hiolit X and MIRKA Hiolit JF.

  • What abrasive belt materials do you recommend for metal sanding?

    For metal sanding we recommend DEERFOS XA167 and MIRKA Hiolit X corundum materials. DEERFOS XZ677 zirconium corundum material and DEERFOS BORA 7 TOP ceramic material.

  • What are the basic types of abrasive grains?

    Currently, synthetic abrasive grains are used in the industry. The basic ones are: corundum, zircon corundum and ceramic corundum (ceramic).

  • What is the difference between the types of coating for abrasives?

    There are two types of coating for abrasives: closed and open. These coatings differ in the amount of grain applied to the surface. Open grit is suitable for soft materials such as aluminium, plastics, soft wood. Closed spreading is suitable for hard materials such as metals, hardwoods.

  • What are the safety recommendations when using abrasives?

    The safety parameters for the production and use of abrasives are determined by the relevant standards. For tools made of bonded abrasives, EN 12413 and for abrasives on a pad, EN 13743. Basic recommendations include: eye and face protection, hearing protection, respiratory protection, use of protective gloves. These recommendations and even more are given in the form of pictograms on most abrasive tools.

  • Can I sand stainless steel with corundum grain?

    Stainless steel materials can also be sanded with corundum grain. The corundum grain itself does not contaminate the stainless steel with undesirable elements so as to affect its properties. The advantage of using zirconia or ceramic grain over corundum grain is its aggressiveness and durability. Starting with finer grits, corundum grit is commonly used for sanding.

  • Can cutting disc for stainless steel also cut steel?

    Yes. However, if you use cutting discs on steel for cutting stainless steel, you risk corrosion.