Trend have launched a new range of innovative, high performance abrasives designed to tackle every aspect of sanding from aggressive fast stock removal through to fine finishing across a wide range of materials including wood, metal, paint, plaster and plastic.
Key features such as Anti-Clog Technology, Dual Resin Bonding and Rinse and Re-use Cleaning, ensure maximum stock removal and long lasting performance. Trend step up to meet the challenges of high quality sanding head on with premium performance and a wide range of grits available in Durable Aluminium Oxide, Self-Sharpening Zirconium and Ultra-Resilient Silicon Carbide. A full selection of sizes are available so there is a sanding solution for every machine.
If you see sanding as a chore and as frustrating or exciting as watching paint dry, chances are you have hit all the problems inferior abrasives can give you; grit coming loose, dull cutting, poor performance, poor finishes, clogging, overheating the list goes on. Bad enough that the abrasives let you down, but buying cheaply and investing in poor quality abrasives is as detrimental as it is costly; hours, days or weeks of work can be ruined by skimping on abrasives. If the abrasive you use is not up to scratch, the scratches it leaves will stick out like a sore thumb once a finish is applied and you will be spending more time sanding it back off.
Closed coat electrostatic abrasives, where the grits are packed tightly together are prone to clogging and excessive heat build-up. Trend´s Open Coating Technology leaves free space between each grain of grit, allowing it to clear debris more readily, achieving faster uniform cutting and reducing heat build-up for longer lifespan and performance. Paper backers on low quality abrasives are unable to cope with flexing and can crack and suffer grit loss; Trend use long life flexible film backers that are designed to cope with sanding on both curved and flat surfaces without degrading. The Mesh abrasives have the added bonus of being cleanable; a quick rinse under running water will remove any dust build-up leaving the abrasive rejuvenated and ready to be used again.
The 3 distinct grit types will give a longer lifespan over conventional abrasives; Aluminium Oxide 3X longer, Zirconium 4X longer and Silicon Carbide Mesh 5X longer. So, whether you need to level irregular floor boards, strip back old paint on a treasured piece of furniture, get a premium super smooth finish on your latest masterpiece or sand tight into a nook or cranny, Trend has the frustration free solution. Selection is also a breeze with informative icon based packaging that points you in the right direction, ensuring you make the right choice for the job in hand.
General day to day medium to fine sanding for finishing a workpiece, sanding back fillers or keying and de-nibbing finishes? Durable open coated Aluminium Oxide in 120, 180 and 240 grit is the way to go. Large flat areas in need of levelling, stripping back or fast shaping? Aluminium Oxide belts in 40, 60, 80 and 120 options will zip through the job in the blink of an eye. Heavy duty stock removal, stripping back heavy finishes, cleaning, abrading or rust removal on metal? Open coated 40, 60 and 80 grit Zirconium has the harder coarser grits that take command in these areas and with the self-sharpening feature, fresh new cutting faces are constantly replenished for superior results. For the fastest most durable solution for preparation, fine finishing, sanding plaster, and removal of old finishes, Trend Mesh in 80, 120, 150 and 240 grit has the ability to pull dust away with ultra-efficiency in any task and revels in softer clogging materials like plaster and resinous softwoods, ticking all the boxes across every application.
Covering Delta, Detail and 1/3rd sheet sanders plus 125mm and 150mm sander styles, both the Aluminium and Zirconium abrasives have hook and loop backers for fast application and removal with punch patterns that conform to standard base layouts for efficient dust extraction. The random orbit options also have a unique Universal pattern with elongated holes to match models with slightly different base hole configurations, maximising compatibility across all manufacturing brands. The hook and loop mesh pattern have no issues of extraction hole alignment for fast application to any sander base and has enhanced extraction benefits through the entire surface area for superbly efficient sanding and dust control.