Norton launches new BlazeX generation of fibre discs

Norton has announced the launch of its next generation of fibre discs, the BlazeX. The new fibre discs are designed to speed up grinding time and reduces overall abrasives costs for metal fabricators.

According to the group, the BlazeX delivers up to 50% higher cut rates on carbon steel when compared to its counterparts and is available in a range of diameters and grits to suit all grinding needs.

Ideal on a wide range of both hard and soft metals, including carbon and construction steel, the BlazeX offers enhanced operator control in stock removal processes such as metal preparation, weld grinding, chamfering and edge bevelling.

The self-sharpening ceramic grains on each disc – combined with a durable fibre backing –work to remove metal quickly and accurately. The BlazeX also features a smoother and more controlled process, resulting in less vibration through the machinery for more precise grinding.

Howard Prince, Technical Support Manager at Saint-Gobain Abrasives, said: “We’re thrilled to be able to support fabricators with this release of the BlazeX range. In recent years, the Norton Blaze product range, with its distinctive orange colour, has become synonymous with superior quality and performance; and this addition is no exception.

“Brand new engraving technology allows fabricators to easily identify which Norton product is the best for the job, with the recommended metal stated on the backing of each disc,” he added.

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