The benefits of dust-free sanding

Mirka’s journey in dust-free sanding started over 20 years ago. Our revolutionary net abrasive, the Mirka Abranet® was the start of a new dust-free philosophy that expanded to cover new abrasives and power tools, all for one purpose: to make sanding better.

Explore the multiple benefits of our pioneering sanding solutions and see how a healthy working environment, improved efficiency and a high-quality finish improve your business.

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Employees are your company's most important assets. Mirka sanding solutions reduce exposure to harmful sanding dust. The benefits of dust-free sanding aren't just improved health and reduced risks, but also improved bottom-line results.

Dust facts

The most dangerous types of dust are the ones with small particles. They are called PM2.5 and they can be inhaled deep into the lungs. Mirka's dust-free solutions are 99.97% effective at removing particles smaller than 0.3µm in size.* 

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Efficiency:Business benefits from dust-free sanding

Removing dust is the best choice for making your workplace more efficient. A dust-free environment reduces time to completion, meaning fewer man-hours for you. Then, you can focus on what is essential: spending more time on the refinishing itself. 

Less mess, less stress

Eliminating dust is often very stressful because you need to spend lots of time getting rid of it completely. Not only does dust-free leave your workplace clean, but it also makes sanding stress-free. 

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Dust extraction solutions

Today, sanders and abrasives are made more and more efficient, with a focus on dust-free applications. This development places higher requirements on the dust extractors. Mirka’s range of dust extractors and accessories meet the demands of the market and of the health and safety authorities.

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Dust Extraction for Dust-free Sanding

Our dust extractor range is designed for dust-free sanding with both electric and pneumatic sanders as well as hand sanding blocks.

A wide range of accessories is available, with everything from hoses and case fastening to work stations and trolleys.

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Q: How can I sand without getting dust everywhere? How do you prevent dust?

A: Most sanding naturally creates dust, and this is something Mirka takes seriously. By using on-tool dust extraction, dust can be safely removed from the working surface without it ending up in the air, or your skin, or your lungs, or anywhere you don’t want it to go. Mirka dust extractors deposit the dust safely in an easily emptied bag.

Q: Why is it important to use dust extraction instead of cleaning the surface often?

A: The most dangerous dust is so-called invisible dust that can stay airborne for a long time, building up in the lungs. It has already been in the air long before it settles down on the surfaces.

Q: Is all dust the same?

A: There are differences between types of dust. For example, paint residue can be highly toxic and dust from hard wood is extremely harmful IF inhaled for long periods of time.

Q: Do dust-free tools make protective gear unnecessary?

A: Even though Mirka’s dust-free solution removes almost all dust from the air, protective gear should always be used to protect your health. Please refer to instructions provided by your local authorities.

Q: Can you use all sanding papers with dust-free power tools and extractors?

A: Yes and no. Compatible sanding papers are available, but to get the full dust-free performance, net-like abrasives must be used: the more holes there are in an abrasive, the more efficient are its dust extracting capabilities. To be able to offer an effective abrasive with maximum dust extraction, we developed Mirka Abranet.

Q: Is dust-free equipment maintenance-free? 

A: To maintain dust-free performance, filters, dust bags and abrasives for a dust-free solution should be replaced regularly. In addition, we recommend regular cleaning of your sander.

Customer stories

Kauhavan Puutyö, Finland

Carpentry business

Kauhavan Puutyö has over 30 years of experience in manufacturing and reconstructing workbenches, serving a diverse set of clients.  Thanks to Mirka's dust-free solutions they can 
work more efficiently with better results. 

"52 hours saved yearly. More time to create something new."  

Paint Pot Ladies, UK


Sarah Hillberg of Paint Pot Ladies can finish more projects annually and still enjoy some well-earned downtime.

"Less cleaning time means better customer satisfaction"

Milton Martin Collision center, USA

Collision repair

Ronnie Thomas, Collision Center Manager, at Milton Martin Toyota told us about how switching to Mirka’s dust-free sanding solution saves them both time and money.

"We were changing air filters weekly, now we're changing air filters monthly".

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Do you get covered in dust when sanding? Save your lungs and your wallet by switching to dust-free sanding.

Mirka is a pioneer in dust-free sanding solutions. How is Mirka's dust removal so effective?  

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Pioneers of dust-free sanding. Over 20 years ago Abranet® was invented and revolutionized sanding. This is how it all started. 

Case Dust-tree: clean air by Abranet

Air pollution is a serious issue in India. To improve the air quality for example, in Delhi, the decrease of emissions is paramount. We can, however, use trees to help our common cause. Local peepal tree (Ficus religious) is capable of catching approximately 27 kilograms of dust every year.

Since our dust-free Abranet solution collects about 2.3 kilograms every day,  together with Give me trees we are going to plant one peepal tree in Delhi for every 500 Abranet sanding disc used monthly. 

First trees are already planted in spring of 2019 and there are more to come!

Read all about our efforts for the environment on our sustainability platform.