Raw Materials

Dark silicone carbide

Raw materials: the most important Thing at AWUKO

Whether fine or coarse, open or densely coated – AWUKO ABRASIVES produce various abrasives that are suited to the sanding requirements of the corresponding surfaces.

Here, the individual needs of the user are the deciding factors in the further development of existing products, as well as the development of new products. The selection and interaction of high value raw materials in the production of abrasives for constantly increasing requirements are especially important.

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Bases

The bases used are paper, cloth or a papercloth combination that provide the various types of products with the corresponding characteristics of stability, flexibility, tensile strength, tear resistance, adhesion and expansion.

White aluminium oxide

Binders

The performance of an abrasive is decisively determinded by the adhesion of the grit. Water-soluble binding systems of phenol and urea-formaldehyde resins are responsible for this. Some binders are provided with additives to prevent the clogging of the abrasive by fine sanding dust or to slow the wear of the sanding grit. These additives provide longer usage times and optimum wear of the sanding grit.

One particular binder is the hide glue used by AWUKO ABRASIVES: an animal product that gives the abrasive a unique flexibility.

Dark red aluminium oxide

Grain

The lion’s claws! Besides the usual types of grit such as corundum and silicon carbide, AWUKO ABRASIVES also makes use of zircon corundum and ceramic grit. These have various characteristics regarding their hardness, toughness, brittleness and ultimately determine the specification and area of application of the abrasives.

Questions?

The AWUKO ABRASIVES Team is at your disposal for further Information, offers and technical details.

Pink aluminium oxide

AWUKOs handling with raw materials

  • AWUKO uses predominantly European quality material

  • The own laboratory monitors the quality of the raw materials up to the finished abrasives products

  • Optimised production processes cause less waste and ensure resource-saving use of raw materials

  • Certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001-2015