We manufacture 3M™ Trizact™ Hookit™ Film Disc 268XA using proprietary micro-replication technology where micron-graded aluminum oxide particles are formed into tiny pyramids of abrasive mineral and then coated on a film backing. As these pyramids wear, fresh, sharp mineral is continually exposed to produce a consistent cut and a predictable, fine finish.
When compared to conventional abrasive products, our 3M™ Trizact™ abrasives produce a finer finish, achieve results faster, and last longer. The 3M™ Trizact™ Hookit™ Film Disc 268XA is suitable for use on a variety of solid surfaces, topcoats, and to accommodate most finish and process requirements. It is manufactured with the 3M™ Hookit™ attachment system for quick mounting and removal and to hold the disc securely in place during use. Hookit™ discs conveniently and firmly attach to a hook-and-loop backup disc pad (sold separately) on rotary or random orbital tools, can be removed cleanly and easily, and can be re-used again and again for the life of the disc. This disc can be run wet or dry.
Unlike conventional abrasives, our 3M™ Trizact™ discs start sharp and stay sharp, resulting in more predictable finishes and improved, consistent quality. We made 3M™ Trizact™ discs to last longer than conventional discs and provide precise finish control so that operators can reduce grade sequences, requiring fewer process steps and fewer abrasive products. Three-dimensional structures uniformly distributed over the entire surface ensure consistent performance and eliminate disc-to-disc variation.
The 3M™ Trizact™ Hookit™ Film Disc 268XA uses aluminum oxide abrasive mineral. Aluminum oxide is a popular choice among industrial professionals because of its cut-rate and long life. This mineral is a tough, durable abrasive that self-fractures to expose fresh cutting edges in use, whereas traditional abrasives, such as garnet, quickly wear down with use. Due to its high cut-rate, hardness, strength, and low heat retention, aluminum oxide mineral is widely used in grinding applications in addition to sanding and finishing use. Aluminum oxide is suitable on a wide variety of substrates in both woodworking and metalworking, including ferrous alloys.