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Abrasives End-User Safety: A Major Concern for American and European producers

European Abrasives Experts Meet American Counterparts

  • 18 November 2016
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Abrasives End-User Safety: A Major Concern for American and European producers

Paris, France - The Unified Abrasives Manufacturers Association (UAMA), representing the American producers of abrasive products, held its Fall business meetings from November 9th to 11th, in Newport, Rhode Island, USA. 

For this occasion, FEPA members, experts from the European abrasive producer’s community, were invited to meet their American counterparts. Both organisations strive for the improvement of abrasive products safety and for raising awareness among the end-users on how to safely use the products.Abrasives products are commonly used in all industries, from mechanical, car, electronics to construction and building industries, and by DIYers to cut off, grind, polish, finish, and drill.

EN 13743 Revision - “Safety Requirements for Coated Abrasives” Voted By CEN

The New Standard Voted by CEN

  • 13 October 2016
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EN 13743 Revision - “Safety Requirements for Coated Abrasives” Voted By CEN

Paris, France - The revision of the EN 13743 was approved today by the European Committee for Standardization (CEN). The changes concern mainly:

  1. The opening of the scope to abrasives coated with diamond and cBN grains and combination of coated and non-woven abrasives
  2. Modifications in table 5: dimensional limitations and maximum operating speeds
  3. The inclusion of sanding discs to different backing materials (not only fibre discs)
  4. Editorial amendments and standard and bibliographical references
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