The abrasive sheet is a combination between a nylon fabric characterized by a tight or close-woven weft) with an abrasive material such as aluminium oxide, silicon carbide or corundum. Over the years, this product has found an increasing number of industrial applications both within the wooden and metal areas.
Before describing flap wheels in detail, it’s necessary to go through some general considerations:
Suggestions for a correct use
E/S UF sheet: available with 600, 1000 or 1200 grit and produced exclusively with silicon carbide. As pads or disks, it can be used within artisan or industrial mechanical manufacturing processes; as rolls or abrasive wheel, it can be also employed within the wooden area on sanding machines working on lacquered profiles in order to finish, polish, remove patina and create particular special effects on picture or furniture furniture.
Moreover, we plan and develop balanced rolls to employ within the wooden area on sanding machines for panels.
E/S SF sheet: available with 400 grit and produced exclusively with silicon carbide. It has the same applications as E/S UF wheels
E/S VF sheet: available with 320 grit in silicon carbide and transformed into pads, disks, rolls and consequently into abrasive wheels.
Within the metal area, it is used exclusively on soft metals such as brass to polish, or during short satinizing processes
Within the wooden area it is employed in the form of pads or disks during manual sanding processes and as abrasive wheel on sanding machines working with profiles and frames. In this case, it must be used on not too hard or covering varnishes, on drawn plasters or to remove antique effect patinas..
E/S F sheet: available with 180 grit in silicon carbide. It has the same applications of E/S VF wheels however, it allows to create a different finishing effect.
E/S M sheet: produced in silicon carbide available with 80 grit and can be transformed into pads, disks, rolls and abrasive wheels. It is generally used to polish stainless steel, aluminium and brass.
Green-Blue sheet: produced in silicon carbide or aluminium oxide and can be used to develop pads, disks, rolls and abrasive wheels. Within the wooden area, Green-Blue sheets are particularly suited for sanding lacquered frames and profiles (polyurethane or nitro varnishes, , etc.).
Within the metal area, they are used exclusively on soft metals such as brass. While using abrasive wheels or disks on polishing machines, their speed shall not exceed 1500 rpm.
E/A VF SOFT sheet: available with 320 grit in aluminium oxide. It is particularly suited to create pads and disks. Within the metal area, it is employed to polish and satin finish stainless steel and soft metals.
Within the wooden area, these sheets are employed exclusively in the form of pads during sanding and polishing manual processes of varnishes in general (executed on curved pieces, table plinths or lacquered furniture pieces when the assembly has been completed).
E/A VF sheet: available with 320 grit in aluminium oxide and it’s transformed into disks, rolls and abrasive wheels. E/A VF sheets are employed exclusively within the metal area in the polishing cycles of metals such as stainless steel, aluminium, brass, etc.
E/A F sheet: produced in aluminium oxide available with 180 grit and employed to create disks, rolls and abrasive wheels. It has the same applications of E/A VF sheets, although the finishing effect is different.
E/A M sheet: available with grit from 80 to 100 and made of aluminium oxide and it is employed to produce disks, rolls and abrasive wheels. E/A M sheets are exclusively employed within the metal area to remove small burring flaws and during processes of deep polishing .These sheets are particularly suited within the manufacturing cycle of cooking pots and pans made of stainless steel.
E/A C sheet: available with grit 60-80 in aluminium oxide and transformed into disks, rolls and abrasive wheels. It has the same field of application of E/A M sheets, although the finish is different.
All information mentioned above is general and based upon our own experience. However, the particular versatility of these products, allows our customers to find the best solution for every need.
Mixed Cloth and paper abrasive wheels
This abrasive wheels’ category has been created combining non-woven pads with abrasive paper or sheet, in such a way as to better enhance the proprieties of abrasive paper and cloth ; the choice between these two abrasive materials or their combination is strictly connected to the material’s typology to sand (wood, varnish or metal).
The abrasive cloth has the main purpose of supporting the abrasive paper or cloth in order to soften the impact with the surface to be sanded while, at the same time, keeping the sanding angle constant.
MIXED CLOTH category: available in different combinations of abrasive cloth and non-woven pads. Within the metal area, it is particularly suited during sanding cycles of brass and light alloys. Within the woodworking area, it is employed to sand simple profiles with no deep cavities and sharp edges. The main difficulty in the use of these wheels relates to their moulding, i.e. the manufacturing cycle through which the wheel gradually takes the required shape.
MIXED PAPER category: available in different combinations of abrasive cloth and non-woven pads. Given that the structure of abrasive paper is not particularly flexible, the combination of one paper pad with one non-woven pad with grit VF or SF appears the most appropriate. Mixed paper wheels are mostly employed within the woodworking area during the sanding cycles of varnished surfaces. The main difficulty in the use of these wheels relates to their moulding, i.e. the manufacturing cycle through which the wheel gradually takes the required shape.