Foundry & Heavy Industry Grains for Bonded Abrasives

Superior Performance and Long Life

The extensive use of abrasives over the years has created a large variation in their physical and chemical composition, as well as their actual shape. Saint-Gobain Abrasive Grains' unique manufacturing technologies produce the sharpest and toughest grains for bonded abrasives, resulting in industry-leading performance in terms of stock removal, wheel life and grain quality. With a stable, secure supply from multiple manufacturing sites, these contaminant-free grains enable grinding media to remove stock as quickly and as cost effectively as possible.

Outperforming Commodity Abrasives

Saint-Gobain Abrasive Grains' best-in-class, highly engineered ceramic materials are hard, extremely tough, and last much longer and cut faster than traditional abrasives.

ZF/ZS Alundums for Bonded Abrasives

ZF 1525® is a dense and tough abrasive with a very fine crystal size. Crushed to produce a blocky shape with sharp edges, these grains are used in resin-bonded foundry-type grinding wheels, demonstrating remarkable life and removal properties. ZS 1526® also is a dense and tough abrasive with fine crystal size, but this maximum impact-resistant abrasive has an extra-blocky shape with a rounded, mulled edge, suitable for steel conditioning applications.

Norzon NV for Bonded Applications

Norzon NV® abrasives are 40% alumina-zirconia grains that demonstrate spectacular cutting ability because of their inherent strength and high resistance to dulling. Saint-Gobain’s unique manufacturing process makes Norzon NV one of the most durable materials in the abrasives industry, outperforming commodity abrasives like brown fused aluminum oxide and silicon carbide.

Applications Good Better Best
Roll Grinding MA88 VERSA  HTB
Portable Grinding ZF NV Blocky VERSA
Steel Conditioning & Speciality Alloys AZ25 ZF ZS
Titanium Conditioning   AZ25 ZF
Large Diameter Cut-Off ZF NV Ultra Blocky XTL Blocky
Track Grinding   AZ40 NV Blocky
Thin Wheels-Grinding AZ40 NV Blocky VERSA
Thin Wheels-Notching NV NV Ultra blocky HTB
Thin Wheels-Cutting MA88 Blocky XTL Blocky TGE