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Every year more than 90 million vehicles are produced worldwide. The automotive original equipment manufacturing industry is a prioritised sector for Mirka. Their goal is to be a partner that provides overall solutions for the Automotive industry. Mirka works closely with their customers to be able to develop innovative and advanced solutions and are developing healthier, safer and more efficient processes from which their customers will benefit.

The dust-free sanding concept developed by Mirka offers many advantages, i.e. makes the process faster, more efficient and cost effective.

Mirka’s innovative net sanding concept is unlike any other. The construction consists of a dense network of polyamide fabric threads onto which the abrasive grit is bonded. The open weave, net structure means that no dust particle is more than 0.5 mm from a dust extraction hole. The result: phenomenal dust extraction across the entire abrasive surface and virtually dust-free sanding!

Tests have shown that net sanding produces a miniscule amount of dust compared to conventional dry sanding with extraction. The Mirka net products are really efficient at removing potentially dangerous sanding dust that minimises dust contamination in the workplace for a far healthier environment.

It was a five-year process to bring this revolutionary technology to the market and it took almost 10 years to gain a “buy-in” to the market. Mirka net abrasives have won many product innovation awards and have been a best seller across the globe.

Mirka has also developed a net product which is suitable for the preperation of corrosion sensitive surfaces. Aluminium based material and the demand from AOEM’s for sanding corrosive sensitive materials are increasing. Special raw materials containing the lowest possible amounts of heavy metal contaminents have been used when producing Abranet NC and other abrasives belonging to the non-corrosion product range.

For information regarding Mirka’s net products as well as their new NC (non-corrosion) product range, contact their sole-distributor in Sub-Saharan Africa, Bulldog Abrasives, on       +27(0)11 786 5991 or sales@bulldogabrasives.co.za.