Worcester, MA U.S.A. (May 9, 2014) – Norton / Saint Gobain Abrasives (, the world’s leading manufacturer of metal fabrication abrasives products for over 125 years, has recently introduced a new line of resin fiber discs — Norton Neon F726. The new line of Aluminum Oxide (AO) fiber discs offers a proprietary aluminum oxide and organic grain blend, resulting in up to three times the normal AO cut rate, life and overall performance — at an economical price.


“New Norton Neon F726 Discs bring superior overall value and increased diversity to the Norton product line,” says Patrick Carroll, Senior Product Manager, Norton / Saint Gobain Abrasives. “Regardless of what the customer is looking for — performance or price, Norton offers the broadest range of products to fit that need.”


An improved resin bond system and heavy-duty fiber backing provide enhanced grain adhesion in the Neon F726 line. When compared to competitive AO products, Neon’s unique AO blend allows for a significantly faster initial cut rate which is sustained throughout the life of the disc, providing up to three times the overall value. The new Neon fiber discs are primarily used in the metal fabrication and welding sectors and are ideal for light to moderately demanding right angle grinding applications, as well as blending of mild carbon steel and aluminum. 


The new fiber discs, positioned in the Norton “GOOD” product tier, are available in grits 24 through 120, which makes them suitable for a number of metal fabrication applications. The new product will be launched in 10-per-package units, making Norton Neon F726 adaptable for vending or low quantity

orders to help minimize inventories, reduce consumption and increase productivity. Packaging is also convenient for carrying to the jobsite and for smaller jobs.


All of Norton / Saint Gobain Abrasives’ fiber products, including the Neon F726, are proudly made in the USA with consistent abrasive manufacturing processes for maximum quality assurance.


About Norton Abrasives and Saint-Gobain


Norton is a brand of Saint-Gobain. Norton / Saint Gobain Abrasives is the world’s leading manufacturer of a wide array of abrasive products. For applications ranging from rapid stock removal to precision finishing in all industries, products are offered in BEST, BETTER and GOOD performance/ price tiers for meeting the needs of all end users.  (


Saint-Gobain is the world leader in abrasives and in building materials, and is the only international manufacturer to offer a full complement of abrasives products to customers worldwide.  Saint-Gobain Abrasives has more than 16,000 employees and approximately 100 manufacturing facilities in 26 countries. In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain’s Abrasives business has 2,243 employees and 11 manufacturing sites.


Founded in 1665 and headquartered in Paris, Saint-Gobain had worldwide sales of $55.8 billion in 2013 and employs approximately 187,000 people in 64 countries.  The company has more than 265 locations in North America and approximately 19,000 employees. In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain reported sales of approximately $7.9 billion in 2013.


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