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02.12.2021 - Christmas Closure and Last Despatch

Our final day for dispatching orders in 2021 is Monday 20th December. Please send any urgent orders to us by 12.30pm (GMT) on this day to ensure enough time for dispatch.

Our office will be closed from Thursday 23rd December for the Christmas holiday, reopening on Tuesday 4th January 2022. 

We would like to wish all our customers a safe & enjoyable festive season and thank you for your continued support in 2021!

28.09.2021 - Enhancement to the range of cut-off wheels

Master Abrasives has expanded its range of cut-off wheels by offering also hot pressed wheels as well as larger diameter cut-off wheels.

The expansion of the Master range of cut-off wheels allows the company to offer better suited cut-off wheels to markets such as the foundry industry. Paul Batson, Managing Director, states, “There has been a gap in the Master product offering in when it comes to both hot pressed wheels and larger cut-off wheels. This addition to the range provides our customers a more complete range of abrasive consumables from our economical range.”

Previously the Master range has included cut-off wheels up to 300mm in diameter. Now the range includes reinforced and non-reinforced wheels all the way up to 1700 millimetres.

The hot pressed Master cut-off wheels are designed to provide efficient cutting of gates and risers in the foundry industry. These wheels are reinforced and they provide outstanding performance for most foundry cut-off applications but are exceptionally productive for the cutting of large gates and risers where heavy feed pressures or heat build-up within the cut make cold pressed wheels unsuitable. The wheels have rilled sides for cool, free-cutting action providing less operator fatigue and more cuts per hour. High-strength fiberglass is moulded into the wheels offering high resistance to breakage. The new hot pressed straight and depressed centre wheels are available for swing-frame and chop-stroke machines, with diameters ranging from 406.4 to 762 millimetres.

The new Master cut-off wheels are also available in Poland, mainland Europe and Mexico from Master Abrasives’ sister companies, and through the company’s distributors throughout the rest of the world. To discuss any application requirements, get in touch with our customer service team or your nearest distributor.

24.09.2021 - Cleco Dotco Tools Price Increase October 2021

Please be advised that Apex Tool Group supplying Cleco Dotco Tools will implement a price increase, effective 1st October 2021. The overall impact of the increase will vary depending on the tool models you require. 

In line with our normal policy, this branded partner price increase will be applied separately to our general price increase. 

Please contact us for the upcoming prices of your regular Cleco Dotco Tools or if you have any questions. 

26.08.2021 - Master Abrasives now representing G&N GmbH

Master Abrasives has been appointed the sole UK and Ireland representative of the range of precision grinding machines manufactured by G&N Genauigkeits Maschinenbau Nürnberg GmbH, targeted at the semiconductor industry.

Paul Batson, Managing Director of Master Abrasives, explained “Ever since we made a strategic decision to add carefully selected capital equipment to our portfolio to enhance our key product focus of consumable abrasives, we have been very conservative in our selection of partners to represent. We announced our offering of cylindrical and centreless machines through our partnering with Micromatic Grinding Technologies a few years ago, followed by Alex Machines Tools for surface and double disc grinders and Thielenhaus for polishing spindles. I am very pleased to announce that following discussions with G&N we have agreed that the development of a relationship between our two companies would be mutually beneficial and as a result they have now appointed us as their sole UK and Ireland representatives, allowing us to offer top-quality machinery and wheels for new markets. I am also very pleased to add we will also represent G&N in Poland and Mexico via our sister companies Master Abrasives Polska and Master Abrasives Mexico.”

Expressing G&N’s view of the cooperation, Hermann Moos, Managing Director of G&N Machines, commented “With Master Abrasives G&N found a partner that is very well positioned not to just promote G&N’s products in UK, Ireland, Poland and Mexico, but also to provide access to local customers and markets, as G&N’s products perfectly complete Master’s product portfolio. This not only results in a win-win situation between Master and G&N but also customers will benefit from this alliance.” 

Over the past 80 years, G&N has sold over 15 000 machines and gained a wealth of grinding knowledge manufacturing high-precision surface grinding machines for machining of metals, ceramics and semiconductor materials like silicon, GaAs, sapphire, and others. The German based company offers a full range of vertical surface grinding machines with machine programmes varying from small manually operated table machines and semi-automatic machines up to the fully automatic wafer grinding systems.

G&N combines their vast grinding experience with the data accumulated by working in close partnership with customers and various institutes, to further optimise their grinding machines and continuously update them with the latest innovative technologies. The company has a wide portfolio with machines developed for metalworking, metallography, thin sections, test cubes, semiconductor, and photovoltaic industries. To ensure maximum customer satisfaction they do not only offer R&D and assembly but also a range of services from after-sales service to customer service and repairs, spare and wear part replacement, overhaul and modernization, maintenance contracts as well as training and consulting.

The team at Master Abrasives is already very familiar with a wide array of grinding processes as the company is a leading supplier of its own MASTER® consumables. Master Abrasives has a dedicated applications engineering team to deal with customer enquiries for technical products such as grinding machines. Master’s team is looking forward to combining their knowledge with that of the G&N engineers to give their customers the best service and assistance with their grinding machine purchases.

17.08.2021 - 3M Price Increase 2021

Please be advised that 3M United Kingdom PLC will implement a price increase, effective 1st September 2021. The overall impact of the increase will vary depending on your product mix. 

In line with our normal policy, this branded partner price increase will be applied separately to our general price increase. 

Please contact us for the upcoming prices of your regular 3M items or if you have any questions. 

29.06.2021 - October 2021 Price Increase

We will be implementing a general price increase of 2 % from the 1st October 2021. Below the price increase letter from our Managing Director Paul Batson:

Price Increase Letter October 2021

26.05.2021 - New Cleco Dotco Tools Price List

Download our new June 2021 price list for Cleco Dotco Tools following a price adjustment from the Apex Tool Group. These prices will be valid as of 1st of June.

Please contact the customer service team with any enquiries or to find out your potential distributor discount.

24.05.2021 - Master Abrasives' new Unitized video launched

Master Abrasives has released a new product video on their range of Master® Unitized products.

Youtube: https://youtu.be/zYUcIzRqphM

12.05.2021 - Master Abrasives' new Masterflex video launched

Master Abrasives has released a new product video on their range of Master® Masterflex finishing products.

Youtube: https://youtu.be/2iV5dz9mD4k  

07.05.2021 - Saint-Gobain Product Price Increase 2021

We would like to inform you that all Saint-Gobain product prices will be increased by 1.9% across the board from 8th May 2021.
Please contact us if you would like any further information.

29.04.2021 - Master Abrasives' new Abrasive Belts video

Master Abrasives has released a new product video on their range of Master® Abrasive Belts.

Youtube: https://youtu.be/vDJ7x6gqHxw  

01.04.2021 - Master Abrasives' new Mounted Point video

Master Abrasives has released a new product video on their range of Master® Mounted Points.

Youtube: https://youtu.be/2YwsFIukQ7k 

23.03.2021 - Master Abrasives' new Grinding Wheel video

Master Abrasives has released a new product video on their range of Master® Grinding Wheels.

Youtube: https://youtu.be/rZkhzOyK178 

17.03.2021 - Master Abrasives now 3M approved specialist belt converter

As a long-standing key partner of 3M™ Abrasives Division, Master Abrasives has been appointed as an approved specialist converter for 3M market-leading materials into belts.

3M Belt Converter

High-quality 3M abrasive materials will be converted by Master Abrasives’ experienced production team at their 3M approved Daventry conversion facility. Custom belt sizes will be manufactured in just 5 days, supported by their professional customer service.

To be approved as a specialist converter of 3M products, Master Abrasives’ conversion facility was thoroughly assessed by 3M. Manufacturing processes were carefully reviewed, with a particular focus on the quality of the belt joints, to ensure that they could meet the exceptional high quality and standards required by 3M. The team has successfully passed this 3M qualification process and have received written approval from 3M.

The sales and marketing teams are also receiving additional training to fully support 3M belt customers in line with the company’s goal to provide “solutions for industry”.

Andy Wright, Master Abrasives’ Business Development and National Sales Manager, comments, “We’re proud to have met the exacting requirements needed to be a 3M converter and the recognition this gives to the high manufacturing standards at our Daventry conversion facility. Our team is prepared and are eager to support customers in identifying the optimum finishing solutions from the range of 3M’s top-performance materials. We now have the capability to offer market-leading 3M material with quick lead times all supported by the high levels of customers service that you expect from Master Abrasives.”

Belt processes are suitable for automating as is already the case in many types of engineered castings applications. It’s when automation meets high performance abrasives that the best value is realised from such an investment. Through Master, customers can access Robotics & Automation expertise from 3M.

Master Abrasives offer the full range of 3M coated abrasive and non-woven materials, from Cubitron™ II 984F material, to Scotch-brite™ surface conditioning belts and through to Trizact™ materials such as 237AA. Trials and product selection are supported by Master Abrasives’ office-based customer service team as well as the technical sales team that can provide more hands-on application advice by visiting the customer’s site where current government guidelines allow.

Master Abrasives have been long-serving UK distributors for 3M products and this development strengthens their partnership further. Contact Master Abrasives’ team for advice on application requirements and trials of 3M belts and products.

25.02.2021 - New Price Lists

Download our new 2021 price lists for our general range of abrasives, ZIPP Air Tools and Cleco Dotco Tools.

Please contact the customer service team with any enquiries or to find out your potential distributor discount.

23.02.2021 - Master Abrasives appointed key supplier for 3M precision products

As a long-standing partner of 3M, Master Abrasives has been appointed as a key UK supplier for 3M precision abrasives.

3M Bonded Grinding Wheel

3M, the science-based technology company, has appointed Master Abrasives as main Authorised Distributor. This will make Master Abrasives the prime supplier for hi-tech products with the latest technology from both the 3M and Master® brands. 

3M conventional and super abrasives products will be offered, from grinding wheels with revolutionary precision shaped grain (PSG) to diamond finishing films. These PSG wheels are known in industry for their unique ceramic aluminium oxide grain proven to increase efficiency and productivity where precision matters most, like in the gear, powertrain and turbine industries. 

Ian Meredith, Applications Engineering Manager at Master Abrasives, comments: “We’re known for providing solutions to customer applications. For example, to provide grinding wheels that cut cooler, faster and longer, we have developed precision products such as our Master SAWPRO™ grinding wheels for circular saw manufacture and re-sharpening. 3M is also known for developing innovative products that improve productivity, like its durable PSG bonded products. So, our reinforced partnership with 3M is an excellent result for both companies and will help our offering go from strength to strength.”

As a key 3M bonded supplier, Master Abrasives is set up to offer high levels of customer service to support the range. Looking after day-to-day queries will be Customer Service Team Leader, Kelly Warrington, who has a lot of experience in precision bonded products. On a technical side, Ian Meredith will provide more in-depth product support, while the sales team will help customers in identifying optimum solutions from 3M’s bonded abrasives.

The sales and marketing teams at Master Abrasives are also receiving additional training to fully support 3M bonded customers in line with the company’s goal to provide “solutions for industry”.

Contact Master Abrasives’ team for advice on application requirements and trials of 3M products or for product literature.

3M Precision Abrasive Product