NON-WOVEN ABRASIVES GUIDE

Non-Woven Abrasives

resist loading & rusting, & are not conductive. The abrasive grain is uniformly dispersed throughout the nylon web, providing a continuous supply of new grain as the old grain & fibers wear away during use.

Non-woven abrasives are used for preparing and applying the final surface finish. They are ideal grinding products for deburring, cleaning, & imparting the desired finish to a wide variety of materials. An understanding of how these products are created, & how they should be selected & used will help the metalworking manufacturer achieve the desired surface finish.

We have non-woven abrasives for use in applications from deburring to final finish. We can help you find the right product or process for your business.

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NON-WOVEN ABRASIVES 101

It is often said that the job of non-woven abrasives begins where other grinding products leave off.

The relatively non-aggressive nature of nylon and the abrasive grit used in non-wovens make them excellent finishing tools.

With their open-mesh construction, non-wovens are waterproof, washable, and resilient. They resist loading and rusting, and are not conductive.

While non-wovens are made in a different way than conventional coated abrasives, both types of products use many of the same abrasive minerals.

Silicon carbide is sharper, cuts faster and produces finer scratch patterns on most surfaces. Aluminum oxide is more durable and tends to last longer.

It is more aggressive on certain applications (such as hardened steel parts), and produces less discoloration on aluminum.

When the non-woven supplier talks about grit, he is referring to the size of the abrasive grain impregnated into the nylon web.

The lower the number, the larger the grains. Use of large particles (coarse grit) results in a more aggressive cut and a coarser finish.

Small size particles result in a non-woven product that produces fine surface finish, if all other conditions are equal.

3M STA-850708 - Non-Woven Discs Buff & Blend A Very Fine Red 6 Inch Diameter x 1/2 Inch Hole 7000046748 - eGrimesDirect
3M STA-850708 - Non-Woven Discs Buff & Blend A Very Fine Red 6 Inch Diameter x 1/2 Inch Hole 7000046748
3M
$4.78
Walter Blendex 07D153 - 30 inch x 1-1/2 inch Medium Non-Woven Belt - eGrimesDirect
Walter Blendex 07D153 - 30 inch x 1-1/2 inch Medium Non-Woven Belt
Walter
$13.20
Walter Blendex 07D152 - Coarse Non-Woven Belt (30 inch x 1-1/2 inch) - eGrimesDirect
Walter Blendex 07D152 - Coarse Non-Woven Belt (30 inch x 1-1/2 inch)
Walter
$14.16
Walter Blendex 07D154 - 30 inch x 1-1/2 inch Fine Non-Woven Belt - eGrimesDirect
Walter Blendex 07D154 - 30 inch x 1-1/2 inch Fine Non-Woven Belt
Walter
$12.25
3M Scotch-Brite SB27747 - Non-Woven Discs Scotch-Brite High Strength A Very Fine 6x1/2 7000120987 - eGrimesDirect
3M Scotch-Brite SB27747 - Non-Woven Discs Scotch-Brite High Strength A Very Fine 6x1/2 7000120987
3M
$3.66
3M 10111NA - 3M Heavy Duty Stripping Pad 10111NA, 2 pk 12 cs 3M 10111NA 7010371131 - eGrimesDirect
3M 10111NA - 3M Heavy Duty Stripping Pad 10111NA, 2 pk 12 cs 3M 10111NA 7010371131
3M
$2.45
Walter 04T304 - Twist Felt Disc - eGrimesDirect
Walter 04T304 - Twist Felt Disc
Walter
$9.22
3M Scotch-Brite SB05305 - High Strength Disc - A Very Fine (8 Inch x 1-1/4 Inch) 7100046339 - eGrimesDirect
3M Scotch-Brite SB05305 - High Strength Disc - A Very Fine (8 Inch x 1-1/4 Inch) 7100046339
3M
$5.76
3M STA-880475 - Standard Abrasives B+B-HS AO MED 3 x 2PLY x 1/4 IN WL 3M STA-880475 7100093311 - eGrimesDirect
3M STA-880475 - Standard Abrasives B+B-HS AO MED 3 x 2PLY x 1/4 IN WL 3M STA-880475 7100093311
3M
$15.42