Saint-Gobain Presents Innovative Surface Finishing Solutions from Norton at FABTECH 2013

The presentation, "Scratching the Surface: How Innovative Surface Finishing Technology Can Help Streamline Metal Fabrication Applications"

WATERVLIET, NY (October 30, 2013) - Saint-Gobain Abrasives, the world's leading manufacturer and supplier of performance-engineered abrasives, will host a presentation on recent advances in surface finishing materials for metal fabrication applications at FABTECH 2013 at McCormick Place in Chicago (8-10am, November 20th, Room S404D). The presentation, "Scratching the Surface: How Innovative Surface Finishing Technology Can Help Streamline Metal Fabrication Applications", will be led by Paul Krupa, Senior Product Manager, Saint-Gobain Abrasives.


Krupa will discuss the advanced surface finishing materials from Norton that provide increased performance and longer product lifecycles. The presentation will highlight cutting edge, non-woven nylon impregnated with abrasive grain, and Clean Bond™ resin technology that provides a smear-free finish; ideal for various metal fabrication and maintenance and repair operation (MRO) applications such as weld blending, deburring and surface prep prior to painting, and rust and paint removal.

About FABTECH 2013

North America's largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event will be held at the North and South Halls of McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, USA, November 18-21, 2013. The upcoming event is expected to cover more than 550,000 net square feet and anticipates over 35,000 attendees and 1,500 exhibiting companies. FABTECH provides a convenient 'one stop shop' venue where companies can meet with world-class suppliers, see the latest industry products and developments, and find the tools to improve productivity, increase profits and discover new solutions for metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing applications.

About Norton

Norton is a brand of Saint-Gobain. Founded in 1885, Norton manufactured the first precision-made and mass-produced grinding wheel, and was one of first producers of commercial coated abrasives. Today, Norton-brand products are used widely across a variety of industries, including manufacturing, construction, aerospace, electronics and automotive, among others. The company's proprietary resins and non-woven materials offer improved productivity and faster throughput, reducing labor requirements, and helping customers complete projects more quickly. In 1990, Norton was acquired by Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the manufacture of engineered materials, headquartered in France. To learn more about Saint-Gobain Abrasives' Norton brand capabilities and offerings, please visit: http://www.nortonbeartex.com

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