BMW April 2022

Norton MeshPowerTM features a matrix backing containing thousands of tiny holes to extract dust from the surface being worked on, ultimately improving the finish. The dust is constantly being removed, which means that harmful particles that fill the air during traditional sanding operations are diminished. All this combined allows operators to work in a cleaner, healthier environment as well as reducing the time needed for the clean-up afterwards, saving time and boosting productivity.

Demand for a cleaner working environment, better quality finish and reduced consumable cost has led to Norton MeshPowerTM from Saint-Gobain Abrasives. It is ideal for collision repair and the Norton MeshPowerTM range offers a new solution to a whole range of applications. Developed to create a virtually dust-free working environment, the product range features a MeshPowerTM matrix backing structure which extracts dust from sanding surfaces and brings a breath of fresh air to traditionally dirty sanding operations.

Increased efficiency and consistency

The patented Norton No-Fil® technology has been applied to the abrasive grains in the Norton MeshPowerTM range to help prevent clogging in combination with the mesh matrix so the products can be used for longer, saving operator’s time and money. It also helps to achieve a better finish with a finer scratch pattern faster, with consistent results throughout the product life as the grain wears evenly. With the open structure and the premium resin bond system, operators can use Norton TMproducts wet or dry to achieve the perfect finish.

When the abrasive does eventually need to be changed, the self-gripping backing enables a quick and easy changeover. And due to the innovative mesh matrix, there is no defined hole pattern so there is no need to align any holes; it just needs to be applied to the backing pad and sanding can recommence.

Rui-Manuel Coelho, Product Manager at Saint-Gobain Abrasives, comments, “We’re delighted to launch Norton MeshPowerTM, which will bring a breath of fresh air to a wide range of sanding operations. Operators have had to deal with all of the dust and dirt from traditional sanding solutions for far too long. Now they can take advantage of MeshPowerTM to give them a cleaner working environment, which is better for both their health and efficiency as there’s less time wasted on the clean-up after each job.”

The Norton MeshPowerTM product range is highly versatile: it can be used on many materials, with or without a machine and on flat and contoured surfaces, and is available in two quality tiers: ‘Best’ with premium ceramic grain and ‘Better’ with aluminium oxide grain. Coarser grits feature harder backing for heavy duty applications, while light-weight backing on finer grits offers flexibility to work on curves and contours. Norton MeshPowerTM is available in discs, cut sheets, rolls and with a range of accessories to meet all operation requirements.

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