Longer, faster and better grinding...
Unbeatable flap disc technology and performance
The first flap discs for high-speed angle grinders were developed at the end of the 1970s. More than 30 years of experience and unbeatable technology go into the manufacture of every CS Unitec flap disc. In terms of material removal capacity, service life and grinding quality, the flap discs that bear the brand TIGER SHARK-PLANTEX® – plus the newest development, PLANTEX®, made of hemp fiber high-tech compound – are among the best in the world.
Top of the class in material removal, service life and quality
The performance and service life of a flap disc is not only dependent on the abrasive fabric used, but above all on the correct combination of elastic backing material; grit mixtures on the flaps; the angle at which the flap is held against the material; hard pressing; gluing system; and more. These considerations are part of what sets CS Unitec apart from the rest – not all flap discs are the same!
Good for the environment and better for your health
Great care is taken to select raw materials that are environmentally sound and user friendly. Commonly used materials such as fiberglass, mineral fibers and epoxy resins are avoided in favor of sustainable raw materials such as hemp for the discs’ backing plates. A patented, revolutionary elastic adhesive mounting system for the abrasive fabric flaps further contributes to the safety, performance, service life and user friendliness of CS Unitec flap discs. Our discs also considerably reduce vibration and noise while grinding.
Unique patented production process
Completely new production technologies have been developed to manufacture our high-quality flap discs. The adhesion of the flaps to the backing disc is achieved using a patented, revolutionary adhesive system. In contrast to many rival products, the flaps of CS Unitec's discs are pressed on to the backing disc over their full area – throughout the entire hardening process – to produce a solid, compact and vibration-stable abrasive. This also gives added support to the grits and holds them firmly in their mounting, considerably extending the service life of the grinding discs.
Standard and endurance tests ensure quality and play an essential role in progressive new developments
Speed test – Grinding discs are tested on a centrifugal test machine to ensure that they can withstand the sort of speeds that are required for grinding work. The test system can test discs at speeds of up to 30,000 RPM.
Endurance grinding test – Endurance tests are conducted to measure the material removal and service life of flap discs. New fabrics are tested to ensure their suitability and their grinding properties on various materials.
Compliant with American and German standards set by ANSI B7.1 and DIN 13743.