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Saint-Gobain Launches Heavy-Duty Norton Vortex File Belts

Saint-Gobain Abrasives’ Norton Vortex Rapid Prep Non-Woven File Belts have a high-performance ceramic grain that produces smoother finishes, faster.

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Saint-Gobain Abrasives says its new Norton Vortex Rapid Prep Non-Woven File Belts offer users an easier way to obtain superior finishes when working with tight, intricate and complex parts. The company says the belts’ unique high-performance ceramic blend of grain cuts like a coarser grit size and delivers faster cuts, while producing finishes similar to a finer grit abrasive on a wide range of metals. It also says the Norton Clean Bond resin system ensures a smear-free, crisp-clean finish, improving productivity and reducing cost.

“Users will enjoy improved ergonomics and greater productivity due to the exceptionally flexible, heavy-duty resin system in applications such as cleaning, blending, weld prep and finishing,” says Mario Davila, a product manager for Saint-Gobain Abrasives’ Norton brand. “Norton Vortex File Belts offer superior conformability, as well as easy mounting on the tool.”

For versatility, Norton Vortex Rapid Prep Non-Woven File Belts are safe to use in combination with coolants or in dry applications. The file belts are available in widths of 1/4", 1/2" and 3/4" with lengths ranging from 12" to 24" depending on the belt width.

To meet application requirements, Norton offers Best-tier options in coarse, medium, fine and very fine grits. Application examples include weld discoloration cleaning and surface blending on metals in restaurants and food service, scratch-blending and finishing in stainless steel fabrication, turbine blade blending and finishing in aerospace work and surface prep and paint or coating removal in automobile work.

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