Abrasives are natural or synthetic materials, more or less hard, used for machining, sharpening, finishing, roughing or sanding softer materials.
The high precision and finish of many products is achieved only through the use of abrasive products. The abrasive tool is universal, its use extends to the most diverse industries.
Sanding is used to machine metal, wood, plastic, paint, ceramic, stone, rubber and leather.
Abrasive grains are the active part of the abrasive tool. They are the ones who roughen or polish. Their effectiveness depends on mechanical properties such as hardness, resilience, crumbling resistance, shape, as well as their chemical properties.