Saint-Gobain Abrasive Grains’ engineering leadership can be traced back to 1905, when Norton Company first created brown fused aluminum oxide. For over a century, our drive for innovation has persisted as we continue to develop abrasive grains with ever-increasing value. As the market leader in premium abrasive grains for Bonded and Coated abrasives, Saint-Gobain produces Seeded Gel ceramic grain, Alumina Zirconia grains, and value-added Aluminum Oxide grains. Saint-Gobain also serves blast finishing, lapping and polishing, and other industrial applications with value-added fused and sintered abrasive grains.
Our manufacturing facilities span the globe; optimizing logistics and assuring a stable supply of grains for our customers. Not only do we have multiple sites in Europe, North America, and Asia, but we also have sales teams in every global region ready to serve our customers’ needs. To further enhance our support, we have warehouses in Germany and Japan to ensure all of our grains can be quickly accessed regardless of their manufacturing origin.
Equipped with the latest technology and talented engineers, Saint-Gobain Abrasive Grains is supported by four R&D facilities located in France, USA, and China. Leading the way in defining new product categories since the invention of engineered abrasives, Saint-Gobain continues to expand the performance of abrasive grains in terms of productivity, durability, and value. Our Cerpass Seeded Gel ceramic grains were the first of their type to feature specifically engineered shapes to match a variety of applications and materials. Saint-Gobain Norzon NV Alumina Zirconia has increased productivity to an entirely new level for this class of grain. Keeping our innovative drive alive, our R&D teams continue to develop the next generations of abrasive grains.