11 December 2018
11 December 2018
CARBONite by BAXT is the first ever abrasive material engineered specifically for the sanding of composite materials.
According to the company the product is ideally suited for sanding both modern and more traditional composites such as Carbon Fibre, Glass Reinforced Plastic, and Fibreglass Reinforced Plastic.
BAXT who have already made headlines in the refinishing industry this year with their phenomenally successful innovation in spray booth wall protection WP10. Are hoping this success will help fuel the uptake of this unique new range of abrasive technology.
BAXT claim that the NANO ZrI0 Ceramic Grains are blended with a unique mixture of Zirconium and Aluminium Oxide which cuts fast, stays sharp and skyrockets production.
Further unique selling points include the NsFC1 Super Flow Coating which is claimed to repel dust, prevent clogging and guarantee a smooth sanding sensation.
Exclusive UK Distributors Direct Tool Company (better known as DTC) continue to offer the entire BAXT range of consumables to their established network of customers throughout the Marine, Aerospace and Automotive markets.
“Our composite customers have been crying out for a performance abrasive that cuts composite materials fast and evenly. The trials with key accounts on GRP and CFRP have been very encouraging, we expect CARBONite to be an even greater success story than WP10,” explains Rick Wakeford, Sales Director at Direct Tool Company.
Many of the leading abrasive manufacturers already offer a premium range that is claimed to be suitable for use with composites. None, however, have ever made the step to engineer a product specifically for this use, says DTC.
With the increased uptake of composite materials throughout Europe, it is no surprise that innovators like BAXT will continue to target this sector with solutions like CARBONite.
DTC are to officially launch the range this Friday.
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