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Mirka launches two new abrasives


Mirka has introduced two new abrasives, the Mirka Iridium and the Mirka Novastar, worldwide.

The new paper and film-backed abrasives are premium products aimed at automotive refinishing, wood and manufacturing industries, including marine and vehicle.

According to Stefan Sjöberg, CEO of Mirka Ltd, 2018 is going to be a landmark year for paper and film abrasives: “Iridium and Novastar are not just an improvement on our earlier products, we’ve really aimed at redefining abrasives manufacturing technology: new optimized grains, new coating and curing techniques as well as Mirka’s new multihole patterns.”

Developed in parallel, the abrasives are similar – though not the same – as Sjöberg explains: “They both have a unique dust-repellent surface that doesn’t clog, so the grains stay sharp longer.”

“We’ve done over 300 field tests worldwide at the beginning of the year to verify the customer value and the results were overwhelmingly positive. Speed, efficiency, lifetime and dust extraction are unrivalled.” Sjöberg added.

The paper-backed abrasive, Iridium is introduced in grits 80-600. It is ideal for premium body shops, wood shops and painters and decorators. The products available are 125 and 150 mm discs, as well as 81×133 mm and 70×400 mm strips. The longer strip has a centre perforation, so it fits 70×198 mm sanders as well.

Novastar is the new film-backed abrasive that is waterproof and non-clogging. Key markets include marine, composites and vehicle manufacturing. The grit range is 80-600. The products available are 125 and 150 mm discs.