Commonly referred to as sandpaper from historic manufacturing methods abrasives tend to be separated into two main categories bonded abrasives and coated abrasives. Bonded abrasives are manufactured by bonding the abrasive grain together with resins and reinforcing materials to manufacture products like grinding discs and cutting off wheels. Coated abrasives are manufactured by applying grit to a paper, cloth or polyester backing to make products such as sanding belts, sanding rolls and sanding sheets applications. There are different minerals used in abrasive manufacture with the most popular being aluminium oxide, silicone carbide and ceramic grains; diamond is also used in specialist applications.
When you have to carry out finessed work on a surface or object, you'll need the right type of abrasive to achieve your desired finish. In this range, you'll find a variety of specialist abrasives, which can help you meet the requirements of the job. We only source our abrasive products from the best manufacturers around, such as Kennedy, Norton Saint Gobain, and Canning-Lippert, so you can rely on them to deliver professional results time and time again.