Saint-Gobain Abrasives has introduced its new portfolio of Rapid Prep products under the Norton brand. Norton Rapid Prep is made of non-woven nylon, impregnated with abrasive grain and a proprietary smear-free resin, ideal for surface finishing applications. While the standard Norton Rapid Prep is ideal for all deburring and blending applications, its sister product Norton Vortex Rapid Prep serves a different purpose.
Norton Vortex Rapid Prep features a patented Vortex grain technology, designed for superior surface finishing. Delivering up to 4 times the performance of conventional surface conditioning discs, Saint-Gobain and Norton aim to help improve efficiency and productivity, as well as reduce labor hours for customers.
Norton Rapid Prep products are well-suited for frame repairs, weld blending, and surface paint preparations. It’s state-of-the-art design enables it to easily remove surface defects, oxides and corrosion. Compatible with right-angle grinders, in-line grinders, and die grinders, they 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.
Paul Krupa, Product Manager, Saint-Gobain Abrasives, says “the Norton Rapid Prep portfolio of products [have] been specifically designed to meet the high performance surface treatment needs of customers across key industrial markets. Combined with proprietary smear-free resin formulations, [Saint-Gobain Abrasives] is able to provide customers with the highest level of surface prep to increase overall efficiency and help maintain cost-effective operations.”
Manufactured with a new curing process and bond technology, consistent performance can be expected with this brand. The new discs offer excellent form holding and will not break down under heavy deburring conditions.
If you’re interested to learn more about Norton Vortex® Rapid Finish Discs, give us a call or visit a Martin Auto Color location near you! Our trained sales and tech teams regularly hold clinics in custom painting techniques and product training. We look forward to hear from you!