Discover the simple but clever 'net sanding' solution to a safer dust-free working environment that also saves you time & money; Mirka Abranet®
Wood dust is a major health concern in many woodworking sectors. Inhaling dust from processes such as cutting and sanding can cause serious health problems. In fact carpenters and joiners are four times more likely to have respiratory conditions such as asthma.
It is an important requirement to put in place measures to limit the amount of dust in the workplace - the Workplace Exposure Limit (WEL) is 5mg per m3
Sanding in particular produces a lot of dust, some of which can contain potentially hazardous and even carcinogenic (hardwood) particles. Research shows that whilst sanding hardwood is more dangerous than sanding softwood, both are respiratory sensitisers and it is important to reduce exposures to levels as far as is reasonably practicable.
Mirka Abrasives offer a simple but clever solution to the dust problem...
Abranet is a multifunctional completely even sanding net with thousands of holes which enable phenomenal dust extraction. The maximum distance from each sanding particle to the closest dust extraction hole is just 0.5 mm! And because the dust is being continuously sucked away, sanding is virtually dust free. Tests have shown that the dust release from Abranet is only minuscule when compared to the dust released from traditional abrasives with dust extraction.
good dust extraction improves health and enables perfect final results.
Abranet’s clever construction provides many advantages;
► Longer Lifespan
When the abrasive and the sanding surface are constantly kept dust free, the lifespan of the abrasive is extended. Meaning Abranet can last up to 10 times longer than traditional abrasives - saving you money.
► Increased Efficiency
Since the abrasive maintains its aggressive properties over the entire surface, sanding becomes more even and efficient.
► Better Final Results
Since it is always possible to see what is being sanded, there will be a completely different control over the work, meaning that over-sanding, for example, can be avoided.
Plus, Abranet solves many old dull problems, such as the formation of so-called “dust pills” and clogging. Since dust can no longer collect in lumps on the sanding discs/strips to the same extent, there is no longer a danger that sanded dust will build up and create grooves on the sanding surface, or fill up the disc/strip and so reduce its sanding capacity.
If you have any further questions about how you could benefit from switching to Abranet, or to learn about other sanding options from Mirka, please contact one of our experienced sales advisers on 01733 347348.
Alternatively, you can learn more at www.mirka.com