Flap Discs feature trimmable, flexible plastic back plate.

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Suited for metal fabricating industry, SG Blaze® R980P and TwinStar Quick Trim Flap Discs feature plastic back plate that enables full use of flaps and 100% abrasive material consumption. Quick Trim Norton SG Blaze R980P Type 27 flap discs have ceramic alumina abrasive grain and grinding aid to extend working life on hard-to-grind materials. Blaze R980P Quick Trim flap discs offer grinding lubricant which promotes accelerated and cooler cutting for improved part finish and integrity.



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Norton Abrasives New Quick Trim Flap Discs Reduce Labor, Material Costs



Flap Discs Feature Trimmable, Flexible Plastic Back Plate for Full Use of Flaps.

WORCESTER, MA, USA - Saint-Gobain Abrasives (June 20, 2011) - Norton, the world's largest abrasives manufacturer and leader in metal fabrication abrasive products for over 125 years, has introduced two new Norton Quick Trim Flap Discs for the metal fabricating industry. The SG Blaze® R980P and TwinStar Quick Trim Flap Discs feature a new flexible, easily-trimmed plastic back plate, allowing full use of the flaps. The plastic backing can be easily trimmed back to expose the flaps for extended product life. This reduces materials costs by allowing 100% of the abrasive material to be consumed.

A short action video of the Quick Trim Flap Disc can be viewed at http://hpmvideo.saint-gobain.com/wsi-ab-sga-na/video/trimmable_backing.MPG.

The Quick Trim Norton SG Blaze R980P Type 27 flap discs feature the latest-generation ceramic alumina abrasive grain and an improved supersize grinding aid to provide 50-200% longer life than any flap disc on stainless steel, cobalt, chrome, Inconel, titanium and other hard-to-grind materials. Blaze R980P Quick Trim flap discs offer the highest productivity and lowest total grinding cost. The advanced supersize grinding lubricant also provides faster and cooler cutting for improved part finish and integrity. Durable, Y-weight polyester flaps significantly improve product life, grain retention and fray resistance. Discs in 4 ½", 5" and 7" inch sizes are also available with 5/8"-11 hubs for quick disc changes and less downtime.

Norton Quick Trim TwinStar Type 27 flap discs are engineered for light stock removal, blending and finishing all in one application. They offer excellent performance and efficiencies on mild carbon steel, ferrous metals and cast iron applications. Higher-performance abrasive flaps are mounted on the new, easy-to-trim plastic back plate for full use of each flap. Discs in 4 ½", 5" and 7" inch sizes are also available with 5/8"-11 hubs for quick disc changes and less downtime.

"Norton typically offers three performance levels on most of our abrasive products - GOOD, BETTER, and BEST," said Mr. David Long, Director of Marketing, Strategy and Marketing Information at Saint-Gobain Abrasives. "The new Quick Trim flap discs fall within the BEST tier of our product offerings and are unmatched in the industry for providing the best performance at the lowest total cost for the application."

About Saint-Gobain
Norton is a brand of Saint-Gobain. With more than 1,000 subsidiaries in 59 countries, Saint-Gobain (http://www.saint-gobain.com/en) is the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of building materials, and a leader in the production of high performance materials, glass containers and abrasives. Founded in 1665 and headquartered in Paris, Saint-Gobain had worldwide sales of $52.7 billion in 2009 and employs approximately 209,000 people. In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain employs approximately 19,000 people, and had sales of $6.8 billion in 2009. The company has approximately 150 manufacturing plants and more than 150 distribution outlets throughout North America.

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