The rough with the smooth
Published: Friday, 22 February 2013
Abrasives have had a hard time in the last few years as demand has waned on the back of an uncertain economy, but all sectors are set to enjoy growth as manufacturing returns to the black. Siobhan Lismore, Editor, takes a look at an industry on the up
Abrasives, both natural and
synthetic, are substances that are used to grind, scour, clean
or otherwise remove material by rubbing or blasting.
They are commonly used to prepare
the surface of a material for treatment, for example, for
painting as part of a corrosion prevention strategy.
The important physical properties...