The rough with the smooth

By Siobhan Lismore-Scott
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...

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