Popular industry handpads have the minerals for a longer life
16 October 2013
Diversified technology company 3M has upgraded its Scotch-Brite Hand Pad Range to offer users a longer lasting material and an improved cut.
The Scotch-Brite General Purpose Hand Pad 7447 and Scotch-Brite Ultra fine Hand Pad 7448 Handpads from 3M will now be known as 7447+ and 7448+ due to the intensification of the key mineral, aluminium oxide, one of the hardest and strongest available for abrasive applications. In addition, the coating technology has been improved for better distribution and ultimately a higher quality of cut.
3M has been able to increase the nylon fibre content of the pad without increasing the thickness. This has made the abrasive denser, resulting in improved durability and a longer life while maintaining the flexibility expected from these products.
The packaging has been upgraded too, with products coming in a box with a perforated top, enabling easier dispensing of pads and enhanced storage.
Typical applications of Scotch-Brite Hand Pads 7447+ and 7448+ by 3M include the deburring, cleaning, blending, finishing, and polishing of a diverse range of materials such as metal, wood, lacquers, ceramics, glass, plastics and fibreglass.
Nigel Willcock, technical service engineer for the Abrasive Systems Division at 3M, explains: “We are always looking to develop our products to save the customer time and money by reducing rework and improving process time. This range of abrasive handpads is designed to produce a consistent, repeatable finish without altering the geometry of the workpiece.”
More information on the Scotch-Brite Handpads Range by 3M, is available at: http://catalogue.3m.co.uk/en_gb/gb-asd/Hand_Sanding/Handpads