Backings carry of the abrasive grit to the work piece.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Backings


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Backings are the platforms that carry the abrasive grain to the sanding area.

Paper

Paper Code
g/m2
Application
A
≤85
Hand Sanding - Disc, Sheets, Rolls
B
>85 - 110
Hand Sanding - Disc, Sheets, Rolls
C
>110 - 135
Hand Sanding - Disc, Sheets, Rolls
D
>135 - 220
Portable Sanding
E
>220 - 270
Disc, Narrow Belts, Wide Belts
F
>270 - 350
Disc, Narrow Belts, Wide Belts
G
>250 - 500
Wide Belts, Sectional Belts

Paper Backings: Available in “A”, “B”, “C”, & “D” weights for use in sheet, rolls and disc, “E” & “F” weights for use in belts, disc, and rolls.

Cloth

Cloth Code
Charateristics
Application
J
Flexible
Flexible, and lightest weight of the cloth backings, used extensively for contour sanding. Available in Aluminum Oxide, Open and Closed Coat, and Silicon Carbide, Closed Coat.
J-Flex
Super Flexible
The most flexible, and lightest weight of the cloth backings, used extensively for contour sanding. Available in Aluminum Oxide, Open and Closed Coat, and Silicon Carbide, Closed Coat.
X
Hard
A heavier backing used on most abrasive belts for all types of applications where you need a stronger backing or where extreme flexibility is not required. Available in Aluminum Oxide, Open and Closed Coat, Silicon Carbide ,Closed Coat, and Zirconia Alumina Closed Coat.
Y
Polyester Hard
Polyester — Synthetic backings designed for their extreme strength, widely used in severe grinding and wide belt applications for metal, glass, and wood working. Polyester backed belts are waterproof, and can be used either wet or dry, and the belts are washable. Available in Aluminum Oxide, open and closed coat, Silicon Carbide, open and closed coat, and Zirconia Alumina closed coat

 

Combination

An extra hard backing used mainly in floor sanding.

Resin Fibre

A .035" resin fibre backing used primarily in automtive and metalworking.

Mylar Film

This is the newest type of backing and provides an extremely uniform platform. Film back disc are primarily used on solid surface, cabinet making and automotive refinishing. Our film backed disc are an exceptional value and yield both long life and improved finish over paper products.

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