Your grinding process is what drives us.
Our key market position is due in no small part to our continuous research into new grinding solutions and continued development of our existing product portfolio.
In combination with well-founded knowledge of common process requirements both now and in the future, this interaction guarantees both product innovations and individual solutions for our customers’ grinding applications.
We are the experts.
Experience from which you benefit.
It is a science all of its own, making an abrasive as high-performing as it is economical from different types of abrasive grain and backing, bonds and additional coatings with active ingredient - we have done nothing else for over 80 years.
We look really closely.
We use the latest measuring and analysis technology to examine every detail of the interaction of all abrasive components and parameters. These informative measured data are then in turn incorporated in the development of new abrasives or the continued development of existing ones to form the basis of their outstanding quality.
A service you will appreciate.
At the Hamburg Technical Centre, we not only test all our products exhaustively; an extensive park of abrasive machines also enables us to reproduce a large number of our customers' applications one to one. In addition, we run regular comprehensive abrasive technology seminars for our customers and, of course, also for all Hermes sales staff, allowing them to familiarize themselves with the abrasive properties of our products first-hand.
Our way to your new abrasives
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.