Innovations are our passion!
A broad range of material development
Developing components of bonded abrasives which determine function and turning them into new, innovative products for abrasives technology is the focus of R&D work in Bonded Abrasives.
R&D incorporates a broad, interdisciplinary spectrum of scientific activities and an important task is constant continued development of existing ceramic binders and the development of new ones, both for conventional aluminium oxide and silicon carbide bonded abrasives and for our premium products using ceramic grit and superabrasives.
On abrasive grain, we collaborate with Hermes Schleifmittel in developing and refining abrasive grain for use in bonded and coated abrasives.
With stitch-bonded cloth, we develop customer-specific designs of stitch-bonded cloth to convert the potential of these products into added value for customers.
Developments in production technology
An inseparable component of our R&D work is optimization of material processes in bonded abrasives production.
Innovations in this area lead both to the introduction of completely new working steps and to an increase in production reliability - and thus to improved product quality or reduced costs.
In-house grinding trials
We have our own grinding trial setup. This enables us to determine application-appropriate characteristic process variables before using new bonded abrasives at our customers' premises, thus significantly increasing the success rate of our samples.
The performance of abrasives used in serial production and new developments in binders and grains are also tested.
Collaborating to reach the goal
To implement research and development results, we collaborate closely with Customer Service, product engineers and product managers in the company. Interdisciplinary teams thus ensure the necessary focus on market-appropriate innovations.