Polishing Pads / Polishing Cloths

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For pre-polishing AISI 1020 Carbon Steel, 'NMH' is the recommended polishing pad. For final-polishing AISI 1020 Carbon Steel, 'MBL' is the recommended polishing pad. Contact us to receive a quote or view a case study on polishing AISI 1020 Carbon Steel

For pre-polishing AISI 1040 Carbon Steel, 'NMH' is the recommended polishing pad. For final-polishing AISI 1040 Carbon Steel, 'MBL' is the recommended polishing pad. Contact us to receive a quote or view a case study on polishing AISI 1040 Carbon Steel

For final-polishing Steel (Pearlitic), 'MBL' is the recommended polishing pad. Contact us to receive a quote or view a case study on polishing Steel, Pearlitic

For pre-polishing Steel (Case Hardenable), 'NMH' is the recommended polishing pad. For final-polishing Steel (Case Hardenable), 'MBL' is the recommended polishing pad. Contact us to receive a quote or view a case study on polishing Steel, Case Hardenable

For pre-polishing 50 CrV4 Low Alloy Steel, 'NMH' is the recommended polishing pad. For final-polishing 50 CrV4 Low Alloy Steel, 'MBL' is the recommended polishing pad. Contact us to receive a quote or view a case study on polishing 50 CrV4 Low Alloy Steel

For pre-polishing AISI 4140 Low Alloy Steel, 'NMH' is the recommended polishing pad. For final-polishing AISI 4140 Low Alloy Steel, 'MBL' is the recommended polishing pad. Contact us to receive a quote or view a case study on polishing AISI 4140 Low Alloy Steel

For final-polishing AISI 4340 Low Alloy Steel, 'MBL' is the recommended polishing pad. Contact us to receive a quote or view a case study on polishing AISI 4340 Low Alloy Steel

For pre-polishing AISI D2 Cold Work Tool Steel, 'MST' is the recommended polishing pad. For final-polishing AISI D2 Cold Work Tool Steel, 'MSF' or 'MSFL' is the recommended polishing pad. Contact us to receive a quote or view a case study on polishing AISI D2 Cold Work Tool Steel

For pre-polishing DIN 1.2344 Hot Work Tool Steel, 'MST' is the recommended polishing pad. For final-polishing DIN 1.2344 Hot Work Tool Steel, 'MSF' or 'MSFL' is the recommended polishing pad. Contact us to receive a quote or view a case study on polishing DIN 1.2344 Hot Work Tool Steel

For final-polishing AISI M2 High Speed Tool Steel, 'ASFL' is the recommended polishing pad. Contact us to receive a quote or view a case study on polishing AISI M2 High Speed Tool Steel

For pre-polishing AISI 316L Austenitic Stainless Steel, 'NMH' or 'ASFL' is the recommended polishing pad. For final-polishing AISI 316L Austenitic Stainless Steel, 'MBL' or 'NSH-B' is the recommended polishing pad. Contact us to receive a quote or view a case study on polishing AISI 316L Austenitic Stainless Steel

For final-polishing Gray Cast Iron, 'MRE' is the recommended polishing pad. Contact us to receive a quote or view a case study on polishing Gray Cast Iron

For final-polishing White Cast Iron (alloyed), 'NLH' is the recommended polishing pad. Contact us to receive a quote or view a case study on polishing White Cast Iron (alloyed)

For final-polishing Nodular Cast Iron, Pearlitic, 'MBL' is the recommended polishing pad. Contact us to receive a quote or view a case study on polishing Nodular Cast Iron, Pearlitic

For final-polishing Nodular Cast Iron, Ferritic+Pearlitic, 'MBL' is the recommended polishing pad. Contact us to receive a quote or view a case study on polishing Nodular Cast Iron, Ferritic+Pearlitic

For final-polishing Chilled Cast Iron, 'MRE' is the recommended polishing pad. Contact us to receive a quote or view a case study on polishing Chilled Cast Iron

For final-polishing A-356 Al-Si Cast Alloy, 'CHEM-H' is the recommended polishing pad. Contact us to receive a quote or view a case study on polishing A-356 Al-Si Cast Alloy

For final-polishing AA 7075 Aluminium, Wrought, 'CHEM-H' is the recommended polishing pad. Contact us to receive a quote or view a case study on polishing AA 7075 Aluminium, Wrought

For final-polishing AA 8011 Aluminium Alloy, 'CHEM-H' is the recommended polishing pad. Contact us to receive a quote or view a case study on polishing AA 8011 Aluminium Alloy

For pre-polishing Commercial Pure Copper, 'MBL' is the recommended polishing pad. For final-polishing Commercial Pure Copper, 'CHEM-H' is the recommended polishing pad. Contact us to receive a quote or view a case study on polishing Commercial Pure Copper

For final-polishing Mg-9Al (Magnesium Alloy), 'CHEM-H' is the recommended polishing pad. Contact us to receive a quote or view a case study on polishing Mg-9Al (Magnesium Alloy)

For pre-polishing Commerical Pure Titanium, 'MST' is the recommended polishing pad. For final-polishing Commerical Pure Titanium, 'CHEM-H' is the recommended polishing pad. Contact us to receive a quote or view a case study on polishing Commerical Pure Titanium

For final-polishing TiC Coating, 'NMH' is the recommended polishing pad. Contact us to receive a quote or view a case study on polishing TiC Coating

For final-polishing Cu-Au Coating, 'MBL' is the recommended polishing pad. Contact us to receive a quote or view a case study on polishing Cu-Au Coating

For final-polishing WC-Co Powder Metal, 'MBL' is the recommended polishing pad. Contact us to receive a quote or view a case study on polishing WC-Co Powder Metal

For final-polishing Alumina, 'MBL' is the recommended polishing pad. Contact us to receive a quote or view a case study on polishing Alumina

For final-polishing Robber Joint, 'ASF' or 'MSF' is the recommended polishing pad. Contact us to receive a quote or view a case study on polishing Robber Joint

For final-polishing Glass, 'MBL' is the recommended polishing pad. Contact us to receive a quote or view a case study on polishing Glass

For final-polishing Historical China (Ceramic), 'PSU-M' is the recommended polishing pad. Contact us to receive a quote or view a case study on polishing Historical China (Ceramic)

Contact our experts for FREE sample testing to specify the polishing pad needed for your material.

Kemet Chemo-textile Pads

These are manufactured to the highest standards with accurately controlled uniform thickness. Self-adhesive, and available in medium (PSU-M) and hard (PAD-K) formats. Chem Cloth is also available for Chemo-mechanical Polishing.

Pack of 10 Diameter (mm)
Type 75 150 200 250 300 380
PSU-M 341021 341007 341008 341009 341010 341011
PAD-K 341037 341020 341017 341028 341039 341024

PSU-M

A firm, dense and uniform non-woven polishing pad with absorbent fibres, mechanically and chemically bonded. It has a buffed surface and produces excellent flatness. It is intended for general polishing with diamond compounds, 25 micron or finer.


psu-m cloth

PAD-K

The ultra-hard chemo-textile pad used where fast cutting is needed.


pad-k cloth

Kemet Silk-Type Pads

Kemet silk-type pads have been developed for finishing metal specimens and components. The five types available are MSFL, MSF, MSR , MST and ULP.

Pack of 10 Diameter (mm)
Type 150 200 250 300 380
ASFL 341147 341148 341162 341111 341112
MSFL 341751 341752 341754 341755 341756
MSR 341701 341702 341707 341704 341705
MST 341761 341762 341764 341763 341765
ULP (pack of 5) - 341971 341972 341973 -
ASR - 341120 341119 341103 341129
AST   E06749 E06750 341279 -

ASFL

Self adhesive woven artificial polishing pad constructed with an internal barrier film. The adhesive backing is protected from hydrocarbon or oil-based slurries and lubricants. Suitable for the preparation of metallurgical specimens with fine diamond compounds 6µm or finer. Achieves excellent flatness and surface finish.


msfl cloth

MSFL

Will polish metal flat, and to a mirror finish. Best results are obtained when used with Kemet Diamond Compound or Diamond Suspension 3 micron and finer. Water resistant adhesive (oil resistant available).


msfl cloth

MSR

Similar to MSFL with rigid plastic backing. It has good chemical resistance and produces excellent flatness and a mirror finish on most metals. The cloth face is synthetic silk mounted onto a fluid resistant barrier.

msr cloth

MST

An extra hard, rigid silk cloth for increased cutting action.

mst cloth

ULP

A heavy duty nylon pad for high stock removal.

ulp cloth

ASR

Suitable for the preparation of metallurgical specimens with fine diamond compounds 6μm or finer. Mounted on a rigid barrier foil. The adhesive backing is protected from hydrocarbon or oil-based slurries and lubricants. Achieves excellent flatness and surface finish.

asr pad

AST

Used for increased cutting action and good general flatness control. Use with 15 - 6 micron diamond before final polishing.

ast pad

Kemet Nap-Type Pads

For final polishing stages of preparation, Kemet Nap Type Pads are available with a range of softness and nap length. They give a more gentle polish, and are ideal for softer specimens and components. All pads are self-adhesive unless marked ‘plain'.

Pack of 10 Diameter (mm)
Type 150 200 250 300 380
NFC 341207 341208 341225 341210 341211
MBL 341721 341722 341726 341724 341725
MRE 341711 341712 341716 341714 341715
NSH-B 341256 341257 341246 341203 341243
NLH 341241 341205 341247 341206 341248
NMH 341222 341223 341237 341224 341221
Chem H 341779 341782 341783 341784 341865
LIL-Plus 341613 341611 341610 341609 -
Kan 341075 341076 34077 341070 -

Roll Material

Type Unit Code
NMH 50" wide x 1yd 341236
Selvyt SR 1400mm wide x 1m 341305

NFC

Synthetic flock sprayed on cotton carrier. Can be used with 1 micron Kemet Diamond Compound after a smoothing operation on ASF to produce a mirror finish on soft materials.


nfc cloth

MBL

Synthetic flock sprayed on cotton carrier. Used with 3 micron Kemet Diamond Compound after 6 micron ASF-AW stage.


mbl cloth

MRE

Synthetic flock sprayed on a flexible waterproof carrier. A more heavy duty pad for use with 6 micron Kemet Diamond Compound and finer.


mre cloth

NSH-B

A short nap pad with woven backing used for metallographic and some optical polishing operations. Commonly used with Kemet Diamond Compound 3 Micron and finer.


nsh-b cloth

NLH

A very soft, flocked polishing pad made with absorbent viscose fibres bound with a polyurethane resin on a woven cotton substrate. It is intended for final polishing with abrasive slurries or diamond compound 3µm or finer.


nlh cloth

NMH

A napped pad with uni-directional fibres bonded to a cotton twill backing. A durable, wear resistant pad. Commonly used with 6 micron Kemet Diamond compound or finer.


nmh cloth

Chem H

Buffed polyurethane with microscopic voids, laminated to a non-woven substrate. A more closed pore structure which gives a longer life time and higher stock removal. The very fine fibres are mainly horizontally oriented and they make the pad more dense. Ideal polishing pad for use with colloidal silica chemical mechanical polishing.


chem h cloth

LIL-Plus

A long nap synthetic pad. Commonly used with 3 micron Kemet Diamond compound or finer.


lil plus cloth

Selvyt SR

A cotton pad of medium nap with a single pile. Available only as non-adhesive.


selvyt sr cloth

Kan

High quality woven textile made of 100% wool. This pad gives excellent flatness and high quality polished finishes when used with diamond compounds from 1-6 Micron. For intermediate and final polishing of ferrous and non-ferrous metals and polymers.


kan cloth

Metallographic Disc Storage Unit

Storage unit for protecting polishing pads, discs and cutting wheels with a diameter of up to 300mm
Dimensions - 320 x 251 x 332 mm (WxHxD)
Number of draws - 9
Product code - 363211

disc storage unit