Coated abrasives consist out of a backing material - typically paper, woven cloth, cloth/paper combination, polyester film or vulcanised fibre - to which is bonded one of the abrasive grain types listed in our abrasive grain section.
An initial 'make' coating of resin is applied to the backing, the chosen abrasive grain is then electro-coated onto the surface, followed by a second or ' size' coating of resin to lock in the abrasive particles.
Following an oven cure, the resulting materials are converted into various forms, shapes and sizes of belts, rolls, discs or wheels to grind, de-burr, finish and polish products in a vast range of applications. See below some examples of coated abrasives.
Sheet with holes
Triangle with holes
Disc with holes
Disc with slotted hole
Vulcanised fibre discs
Spindle mounted flap wheel