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Micro- Ultrafine finishing thanks to homogeneous grain sizes

Premium microabrasives of consistent quality are required to achieve


constant, reproducible technical surfaces. Products with micro technology

abrasives
from sia Abrasives ensure this unique grain calibration for an efficient
CR-Finishing® (Constant Result) process.

Electrostatic coated abrasives Elutriated microabrasives

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Nominal size

Nominal size Nominal size

Coated abrasives are electrostatically coated on a cloth or paper backing. A microabrasive is produced using an elutriated manufacturing process.
In this process, the grit attaches itself to the scrim backing and adheres to This involves embedding multiple fine layers of grit in the binder resin and
the binder resin. If a grit meets the FEPA standard, the grain width is not applying them together to a polyester film. All grits made with this pro-
larger than the specified nominal size. The grain height is not taken into cess meet the CIS standard (Calibration for Industrial Standards), which
consideration in this standard, which can result in the grain tips protrud- stipulates that each grain is not allowed to exceed the nominal size in
ing upwards and causing scratches. terms of width and also height. Consistent, reproducible machining can
be ensured only by both controlled sizes.

Performance comparison CR-Finishing®

Chrome roller Ø 40 mm x 250 mm length, Cutting speed: 12 cm / min, CR-Finishing® is a quality concept aimed at ensuring an efficient process which produces
Speed: 550 rpm, Axial feed: 2.5 m/min, Transitions: 2 x 2, functional surfaces first time.
Contact roller: rubber, 655hA, Oscillation: 30 Hz, Contact pressure: 3 bar

 Electrostatic coated abrasive Functional surface Visual surface


 Elutriated microabrasive

Scratch depth

0.09 µm
0.08 µm
0.07 µm
0.06 µm
Surface after
0.05 µm finishing
Surface after
0.04 µm sanding

0.03 µm
0.02 µm
0.01 µm
0.00 µm
60µm 50µm 40µm 30µm 20µm 15µm 12µm 9µm 5µm 3µm 1µm

Grit range

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