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Neenah Gessner GmbH Becomes an Associated Member of FEPA

FEPA’s Coated Technical Commission Strengthens its Ranks

  • 2 February 2017
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Neenah Gessner GmbH Becomes an Associated Member of FEPA

Paris, France - FEPA welcomes today a new associated member, Neenah Gessner GmbH, a developer and producer of base papers for coated abrasive applications.

After Huntsman, Münksjö, and the UAMA, Neenah Gessner GmbH is the fourth Associated Member that comes to strengthen the ranks of the Federation. This closer collaboration will provide FEPA and its new member an opportunity to deepen their respective expertise and understanding of the abrasive industry.

Alteo ARC La Bâthie becomes ARC FUSED ALUMINA

ARC Fused Alumina Makes its First Steps as an Independent Business

  • 24 January 2017
  • Author: FEPA
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Alteo ARC La Bâthie becomes ARC FUSED ALUMINA
Paris, France - Alteo ARC La Bâthie and Beyrède activities have been acquired by the Imerys group. Imerys has committed, as a condition agreed upon during its discussions with the European Commission, to divest the business of La Bâthie. As a result, although La Bâthie will be owned by Imerys until the divestment has taken place, this business unit will be managed separately and independently from Imerys.

Verband Deutscher Schleifmittelwerke e.V. (VDS)/Association of German Abrasive Manufacturers Turns 100 Years Old

The VDS and Its Historical Impact

  • 17 January 2017
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Verband Deutscher Schleifmittelwerke e.V. (VDS)/Association of German Abrasive Manufacturers Turns 100 Years Old

Bonn, Germany The VDS turns 100 years old today, January 17th, 2017. The association saw its birth in the turmoil of the First World War, when a group of dedicated abrasive manufacturers recognizing the increasing scarcity of raw materials and energy combined their forces to ensure the survival of many companies. 

The ISO Standardisation Committee for Grinding Wheels and Abrasives Has a New Chairman

ISO/TC 29/SC 5 Has a New Leadership

  • 13 January 2017
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The ISO Standardisation Committee for Grinding Wheels and Abrasives Has a New Chairman
Berlin, Germany - On the 1st of January 2017, Gerhard Struth took over from Geoff Clarke as Chairman of ISO/TC 29/SC 5, the standardisation sub-committee for grinding wheels and abrasives. With a career spanning many decades, Gerhard Struth has acquired an extensive knowledge of the abrasive industry and a solid background in standardisation. For over twenty years, he polished his skills at Hermes Schleifwerkzeuge in Hamburg, Germany, eventually holding the position of head of Research and Development. Mr. Struth’s body of work also reveals an innate sense for developing sensical standards.

Professionals Beware: Use Your Abrasive Belts Safely

A Safety Guide for Operators on How to Grind Safely with Abrasive Belts

  • 19 December 2016
  • Author: FEPA
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Professionals Beware: Use Your Abrasive Belts Safely
Paris, France - Abrasive belts, used in various industries, can be dangerous and cause serious injuries to workers and end-users, especially in cases of misuse or operator error. According to safety experts in the abrasives industry, the overwhelming majority of actual accidents are due to operators failing to conceptualize the dangers that come with using abrasive products, as well as to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves. Typical mistakes include but are not limited to: (1) assembly and tool tightening, (2) storage conditions, or (3) extreme and inappropriate use of abrasive tools or machines.
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