Norton has introduced a complete new line of Norton/Merit flap discs and fiber discs. According to company officials, the new flap disc and fiber disc product lines provide metal fabricators with a complete range of right angle grinding solutions at all performance and price levels. The flap discs are engineered for applications ranging from stock removal to blending and are available in Type Nos. 27 and 29 shapes with fiberglass, plastic and aluminum backing plates. Norton/Merit fiber discs feature a full resin-bond system with heavy-duty fiber backing for increased strength, durability and tear resistance, said the company. The line includes the NorZon BlueFire flap discs, which feature new zirconia alumina plus abrasives for an increased cut rate, and the Norton SG Blaze F980 fiber discs, which has an improved ceramic grain with self-lubricating supersize treatment and heavy fiber backing.

Norton, Saint-Gobain Abrasives Inc., 2770 W. Washington St., Stephenville, TX 76401-3799; (254) 918-2306; fax (254) 918-2309;