Master Abrasives now representing Microdiamant
Master Abrasives has been appointed the UK and Ireland representative for the range of diamond products for fine grinding, lapping and polishing applications manufactured by Microdiamant AG, based in Lengwil, Switzerland.
Paul Batson, managing director of Master Abrasives, explains: “We identified diamond polishing products such as diamond slurries and micron diamond powders as an area which needed be added to our product range to make our product offering even stronger and more comprehensive. At the same time, we were contacted by Microdiamant, the technological leader in this market, who were looking for a UK partner. The Microdiamant products are manufactured to highest quality standards in Switzerland, the company being the only European diamond micronizer with fully integrated production. The new partnership between Master and Microdiamant is a positive step forward for both companies.”
“We are delighted to start this cooperation with Master Abrasives,” commented Nicola Vella, head of sales and business development at Microdiamant, adding: “Together we can make use of synergies and ensure that customers in the UK and Ireland benefit from this combined expertise.”
Over the past 60+ years, Microdiamant has been continuously optimising and reinventing micron diamond with customer needs as a constant focus. The company has identified that only the combination of the best product and Microdiamant’s extensive industry know-how leads to the perfect solution. Microdiamant is a privately held company that distributes its products through a network of specialised agents, with subsidiaries in approximately 20 countries across Europe, USA and Asia.
These types of diamond products are not something Master Abrasives has focused on in the past, so the Microdiamant product range now gives the company an opportunity to offer customers these products in the highest quality. Microdiamant manufactures diamond products in all common diamond types; natural, monocrystalline, polycrystalline and nanocluster, and in diamond sizes ranging from 18 nanometres up to 100 microns.
The products added to Master Abrasives superabrasives range can be split into a few categories, the first being Micron Diamond Powders for the superfinishing of hard materials with demanding specifications for surface quality and dimensional accuracy. Micron Diamond Powders are offered in a comprehensive product range in micron and sub-micron size range, and in synthetic and natural diamond.
Secondly Microdiamant offers Diamond slurries for various industries for lapping and polishing of hard materials. Microdiamant offer both engineered and ready-to-use diamond slurries. Engineered slurries offer flexibility to adapt to the exact product needs to achieve optimal performance, process stability and cost-effectiveness. The ready-to-use diamond slurries combine highest-level of precision graded micron diamond sizes with chemical formulations designed to offer exceptional removal rate and surface quality. They also enable customers to achieve high performance but help to minimise total process cost.
Microdiamant also offers liquid diamond GAF’s, diamond compounds and grinding pads, composite polishing pads, polishing pads and metallography products as other sections of their extensive product portfolio.
Master Abrasives already sells a comprehensive range of abrasives, but the addition of Microdiamant superabrasives will provide their customers an even better selection of tools. Master Abrasives team is very familiar with grinding, lapping and polishing processes, having years of experience in these applications. Its technical representatives can recommend to customers the best products to suit their application and production requirements and assist with product trials as required.