Product News: Machinery & Machining Tools

FLEXSTEEL™ Flap Discs are made of self-sharpening abrasive grains.

Press Release Summary:

Apr 05, 2017 -

Used for blending sharp corners, heavy blending in fillet welds, FLEXSTEEL™ Flap Discs feature specially designed zirconia alumina abrasive grain blend. Units come with Walter’s unique Eco-Trim backing for extended disc life. Designed for use on steel in industrial, metal fabrication and construction applications, discs can withstand lateral pressure for removing material from corners and edges.

Walter Surface Technologies - Windsor, CT

Original Press Release

Walter Surface Technologies Launches FLEXSTEEL™, The Newest Addition To The Walter Flap Disc Line

Press release date: Apr 03, 2017

Walter Surface Technologies, the global industry leader in surface treatment technologies, announces the launch of FLEXSTEEL™, a high-performing general purpose flap disc designed for use on steel in light industrial, metal fabrication and construction applications. FLEXSTEEL™ is the newest addition to Walter’s industry-leading ENDURO-FLEX™ family of flap discs and furthers Walter’s commitment to helping customers work better.

FLEXSTEEL™ features a specially engineered zirconia alumina abrasive grain blend that self-sharpens with less pressure, allowing it to maintain a high removal rate on any power tool, including value models with less torque. FLEXSTEEL™ provides an economical solution for workers who need a quality, industrial grade flap disc to get the job done.

“For high-powered grinders, Walter’s ENDURO-FLEX™ series already provides the most productive line of flap discs, which feature the longest service life and highest removal rate in the industry,” explained Amadou Sylla, Associate Product Manager at Walter Surface Technologies. “To help manufacturers gain a competitive edge in general MRO environments or construction, without compromising on safety or performance, we developed a premium-grade flap disc that is ideally suited for the general purpose grinding that is so prevalent”.

FLEXSTEEL™ flap discs are made of abrasive grains that self-sharpen under low pressure and, like the ENDURO-FLEX™ series, they feature Walter’s unique Eco-Trim backing that extends disc life.

The discs offer a high removal rate and good life on steel. They offer an economical choice for blending sharp corners, heavy deburring or blending in fillet welds. In addition, they can withstand lateral pressure to remove material from corners and edges – all of which would normally cause premature wear on the standard abrasive cloth typically found on flap discs in this category.

“FLEXSTEEL™ will benefit a vast market that is currently underserved with existing, under-performing products”, adds Sylla. The flap disc took three years to develop and has undergone extensive field testing to ensure the customer would be getting the best possible product in its class”.

FLEXSTEEL™ is available now. More information available at: https://www.walter.com/en_US/products/abrasives/blending/flexsteel

About Walter Surface Technologies

Walter Surface Technologies provides innovative solutions for the global metalworking industry. From high-performance abrasives, power tools, and tooling, to industrial parts washing systems, cleaners, degreasers, and lubricants, Walter focuses on helping its customers work better. Founded in 1952, the company operates in 9 countries throughout North America, South America and Europe.

For more information, visit walter.com.

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Stephanie Boucher,

Walter Surface Technologies

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