Mirka will be sponsoring ABP Auto Body and Motor Claims Expo

2016-03-15
Performance and innovation deliver dust-free benefits from Mirka at ABP Expo

Mirka are pleased to be sponsoring the ABP Auto Body and Motor Claims Expo which is being held at Event City, Manchester on the 15th and 16th of March 2016.

This is a new Trade Show, now in it's 2nd year, is specifically targeted at the UK Body Repair and Motor Insurance Claims industries.

Focusing on high performance and innovation to assist repairers in working efficiently, reducing key to key times and improving their profitability, Mirka UK will be presenting a host of dust-free sanding solutions at the ABP Expo in March.

Mirka will be showcasing several products to deliver dust-free sanding including the user friendly Aquastar® abrasive which has been developed for wet hand sanding applications. Aquastar has been designed to be flexible so it can adapt to the shape of the object’s surface. The pattern on the abrasive consists of multiple abrasive zones surrounded by interconnected channels which allow it to sand with the same efficiency in any direction giving the user consistent sanding results.

Although it is mainly developed for wet sanding of clear coats and primers used in bodyshops, vehicle manufacturing and other OEM applications, Aquastar can also be used effectively in different dry sanding applications and is available in grits from P400 to P2000 as rolls packed in an easy-pull innovative box.

Also on show will be several abrasives from Mirka's new non-corrosion (NC) product range including Mirlon® NC VF, Abranet® NC, Abralon® NC and Gold NC. These abrasives have been specifically designed to assist in the preparation of corrosion sensitive surfaces. They contain the lowest possible amounts of heavy metal contaminants such as iron, chromium and copper which will assist in preventing impurities contaminating the aluminium surface when sanding is taking place.

The DEROS, the world’s lightest electric sanding machine in its class, which features a brushless motor combined with patented driving technology, will also be present on the stand. The sander plugs into an ordinary power supply making it easy to move around, and is suitable for multiple sanding operations producing a highly effective smooth finish. It delivers a rapid, efficient, consistently powerful performance comparable to a conventional 500W electric machine, even under heavy load, and is economical to use, reducing energy costs. Its ‘closed construction’ prevents dust from entering the motor, avoiding typical wear and tear damage experienced by electric machines. DEROS’ low profile delivers good control over the sanding process and its two-hand, ergonomic grip, effective for heavy sanding applications, combined with its low noise and vibration levels, reduces arm fatigue and minimises the risk of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome.

Also on display will be Mirka’s next generation dust-free Abranet® Ace abrasives, designed to increase production and speed for tougher, more demanding sanding applications. With a grit range of P80 – P800, this premium net product features ceramic grains that deliver a faster, more aggressive sanding operation. The improved robust grain impregnation prolongs the life and ensures fewer sanding defects and less grain breakage. The tougher velour backing provides better disc grip adhesion and enhanced edge wear, making Abranet Ace more effective and longer lasting, and its highly visible reverse side print pattern is much more user-friendly.

 

 

 




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