Our 3M™ Cloth 202DZ features the durability of aluminum oxide on a flexible cloth backing, along with anti-static coating and other anti-loading features for applications where dust is a concern. The lightweight cloth backing offers both the flexibility and durability required for sanding a variety of contours while protecting against premature wear.
Tough aluminum oxide abrasive cuts fast and performs well on many surfaces
Anti-static coating helps prevent buildup of dust particles
Lightweight cloth combines wear-resistant backing with flexibility for rounded corners
Open coat helps eliminate loading and enhances cut-rate and productivity
Designed for durability when flexibility and edge wear is critical, making it an excellent choice for sanding wood and metal
Lightweight cloth backing offers both flexibility and durability
For 3M Cloth 202DZ, we used aluminum oxide mineral, which is a popular choice among industrial professionals because of its fast cut-rate and long life.
Aluminum oxide is suitable for a wide variety of materials (PDF, 1.4 Mb) in both woodworking and metalworking, including ferrous alloys. Heat-resistant resin is a sturdy binding agent that adheres the abrasive to the backing and maintains the stability of the abrasive grains and the bond even in conditions of high heat or pressure.
Loading occurs when wood or paint dust clogs the surface of the product and the abrasive points, rendering it ineffective. Open coat construction means the abrasive grains are spaced slightly apart so that dust and debris have an outlet rather than loading the product. Additionally, the open coat feature provides a more aggressive cut than a comparable closed coat abrasive of the same grade.