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Saint-Gobain Introduces Norton Rapid Prep High Performance Surface Finishing Portfolio

Posted by Administrator on 5/13/2013 to Norton

Norton Vortex Rapid Prep delivers up to 4X ther performance of conventional surface finishing products.


WORCESTER, MA, (January 28, 2013) –Saint-Gobain Abrasives, the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of performance engineering abrasives, has introduced its new portfolio of Rapid Prep products under the Norton brand. Made of non-woven nylon impregnated with abrasive grain and patented smear-free resin, Norton Rapid Prep surface conditioning discs are ideal for surface finishing applications such as removing surface defects, oxides and corrosion, deburring, mold cleaning and blending uneven edges and marks, across industries ranging from aerospace and transportation, to energy and metal fabrication. Norton Vortex Rapid Prep’s state-of-the-art design enables up to four times the performance of available surface finishing products on the market.

For use with right-angle grinders, in-line grinders and die grinders, Norton Rapid Prep products feature an open structure that resists loading on softer materials like aluminum and provides excellent surface finishing on hard materials like cast iron, steel, nickel, and alloys, increasing overall operational efficiency.

“Saint-Gobain Abrasives’ technical expertise combined with the most comprehensive range of products worldwide provides improved efficiency, higher productivity and reduced labor for our customers,” says Paul Krupa, Product Manager, Saint-Gobain Abrasives. “Our Norton Rapid Prep portfolio of products has been specifically designed to meet the high performance surface treatment needs of our customers across key industrial markets.”

A multi-purpose surface finishing product line, the Norton Rapid Prep portfolio delivers continuous cutting on soft and hard materials. Norton Vortex Rapid Prep features a patented Vortex grain technology that can deliver up to four times the performance of conventional surface conditioning discs, while standard Norton Rapid Prep is ideal for all deburring and blending applications.