Abrasive sheets, rolls and hand pads consist of abrasive grains applied to a die cut square or rectangular surface with a backing made of cloth, fiber, film, paper, non-woven, or other backing. The abrasive grains remove surface materials such as metal, ceramics, glass, plastics, and paint. Consequently, these materials are used in wet and dry grinding, sanding, cleaning, polishing, and surface preparation in a variety of industries, including metalworking, woodworking, ceramics, and semiconductors. The type of backing, abrasive grain, grit size, and mounting help determine the applications for abrasive sheets, rolls, and hand pads.
Applications are typically drywall finishing, general purpose wood and metal finishing, file sheets, for automotive bodywork.
Utility rolls, paper and cloth rolls are used for all applications and all types of finishing.