Geological & Petrography Consumables for Thin Section Preparation
Diamond Cut-off Wheels
Continuous rim, diamond coated cut off wheels for Petrographic sample preparation.
Cutting & Coolant Fluid & Anti Rust Agent
Kemet Cutting and Coolant Fluid is a mineral oil-free, water-miscible cutting fluid that provides excellent corrosion protection and is completely free on nitrate, chlorine and zinc. Product code - 600096
The Anti Rust Agent is for use with cut off wheels and lapping slurries to avoid corrosion or oxidation of machines and specimens.
Kemet Dressing Stick
For use with Kemet Cut Off Wheels.
|25 x 25 x 150 mm||Each||362240|
Diamond Cup Wheels
Range of diamond cup grinding wheels for petrography, for use with the Geoform. Other sizes available on request.
|Ø 175 mm||65||345965|
Moulds for Rock Samples
A wide range of mounting moulds which can be used in conjunction with all Kemet cold mounting resins.
- KM Acrylic Resin Mould - detachable aluminium base (non-reusable)
- Teflon Mould - reusable with detachable base
- Rubber Mould - one piece (reusable)
Cold Mounting Resins & Transparent Dye's
|Type||Application||Cure Time||Shrinkage||Hardness||Colour||Mix Ratios||Contents||Resin & Hardener Kit|
|KEP Epoxy||General purpose epoxy with very low shrinkage||10h at 25C||Low||75 Shore D||Clear||2:1 by weight||1kg resin||600410|
|KEPT Epoxy||Porous materials, coatings and electronic components||1kg resin||600411|
|Kemset Transparent Dye||For creating a ‘see-through’ coloured finish||-||-||-||Blue||Dye added to achieve the required depth |
Diamond Grinding Discs for Petrography
|Diamond Grinding Discs||Ø Disc (mm)|
Diamond Grinding - Diaflex
Diaflex self-adhesive nickel bond diamond discs or sheets can be used after slab sawing of rock samples to produce a flat surface, removing cutting marks quickly, leaving a surface that can be bonded or lapped. A typical process would be 125µ Diaflex followed by 36µ Diaflex. The Diaflex combines long life and aggressive cutting action to maximise productivity of sections.
|Black (N) |
Grit 120, 125 Micron
|Red (N) |
Grit 200, 74 Micron
|Yellow (N) |
Grit 400, 40-50 Micron
|White (N) |
Grit 800, 20-30 Micron
Aquapol is the next generation of water based diamond suspensions for sample preparation. Available in monocrystalline (Aquapol-M) and polycrystalline (Aquapol-P). Aquapol is easy to clean and non-foaming. Uniform suspension of diamond particles
- No agitation required
- ZERO Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC*)
- Assists Kemet Diamond Products to cut and polish more effectively by absorbing frictional heat and diluting the lapping residue
- Manufactured from high purity chemicals
- Oil based is available for processes where water based is unsuitable
Polishing Pads for Petrography
Polishing pads enable flat polished surfaces to be produced on many softer materials. Kemet offer a wide range of self-adhesive and metallic backed polishing pads.
|Name||Type||Description||Use with |
These are manufactured to the highest standards with accurately controlled uniform thickness. Non woven pads manufactured specially for polishing processes.
|These medium and hard |
chemo-textile cloths are for
smoothing and polishing operations.
|15 micron |
|The ultra-hard chemo-textile cloth used where fast cutting is needed.||341017||341028||341039|
|LIL-Plus||Nap Cloths |
For final polishing stages of preparation, Kemet nap type cloths 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 cloths
are self-adhesive unless marked ‘plain’.
|A long nap synthetic cloth.||3 micron |
|LIL Plus-M |
|MRE||Synthetic flock on a flexible |
waterproof carrier. A more heavy duty cloth.
|6 micron |
Alumina Slurry for Vibratory Polishing
|Colloidal silica, Col-K (NC) (For final polishing stage)||1 Litre||600261|
|Alumina suspension, 0-1 micron (For polishing steel & hard metals)||1 Litre||600711|
|Alumina suspension, 0-0.7 micron (For polishing semi-hard metals)||1 Litre||600712|
|Alumina suspension, 0-0.3 micron (For polishing soft metals)||1 Litre||600713|
|Alumina suspension, 0-0.05 micron (For polishing soft materials)||1 Litre||343591|
Abrasive Lapping Powders
Kemet offer a wide range of abrasive lapping powders and pastes suited for lapping of Petrographic Material.