The Akasel polishing cloths for metals and other materials are developed and produced at our facilities in Denmark and we can therefore guarantee the uniformity and quality of every polishing cloth. It also means that apart from the standard sizes, we can provide any size or diameter of our Aka-cloths - up to 1250 mm on request.
The Akasel polishing cloths (Aka-) provide several advantages: A water, ethanol and oil resistant polymer barrier layer laminated to the cloth fiber, protects the cloth texture from wear and assures that the diamonds are kept in good contact with the sample surface for a fast preparation at a minimum cost. A low tack glue keeps the polishing cloth safely on the disc yet allows for easy removal without leaving any residue on the preparation disc.
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The Mag-type polishing cloths for use on magnetic support discs are identical to the cloths described above, but laminated on steel discs. These steel discs are equipped with 3 tabs for easy removal.
Our wide range of polishing cloths covers diamond polishing, final diamond polishing and oxide polishing and provides outstanding preparation results of all materials.
Plaran is a woven nylon cloth for fine grinding of soft materials and polishing of hard materials. Recommended to be used with diamond suspension 15 – 3 µm.
Paran-S is a non-woven polyester cloth for fine grinding of soft materials and polishing of hard materials. Recommended to be used with diamond suspension 15 – 1 µm.
Silk is a 100% woven silk polishing cloth for fine grinding of ferrous metals and polishing, including final polishing and oxide polishing of harder materials and coatings. Recommended to be used with diamond suspension 9 – 0.25 µm.
Ramda is a woven acetate cloth for polishing of all materials. It is harder than Daran. Recommended to be used with diamond suspension 3 – 1 µm.
Daran is a woven acetate cloth for polishing of all materials. It is softer than Ramda and can also be used for oxide polishing. Recommended to be used with diamond suspension 6 – 0.25 µm.
Moran-U is a 100% woven wool cloth for polishing and final polishing of non-ferrous and ferrous metals. Recommended to be used with diamond suspension 6 – 1 µm.
Moran is a 100% woven wool cloth for polishing of non-ferrous and ferrous metals. Recommended to be used with diamond suspension 6 – 3 µm.
Plural is a flocked viscose cloth for fast, one-step polishing of steels, sintered carbides and other hard materials. It can also be used for polishing unmounted samples. Recommended to be used with diamond suspension 3 – 1 µm.
Napal is a flocked viscose cloth for final polishing of all materials, including oxide polishing. Recommended to be used with diamond suspension 1 – 0.025 µm.
Chemal is a synthetic foam cloth for chemical/mechanical final polishing of all materials with oxide suspensions.
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How do I remove the residue from the glue of the polishing cloth from my preparation disc?
Our Aka-polishing cloths are equipped with a low-tack glue that does not leave any residue on the preparation disc.
Can I clean my polishing cloth if it is contaminated?
If you experience scratches after polishing that are not typical for the actual step, that could be a sign that the polishing cloth has been contaminated, either by some foreign particles or from abrasive particles transferred from an earlier step. With very fine grain sizes, 1 μm or finer it can be almost impossible to clean the cloth, but for coarser grain sizes (> 3 μm) it might be possible. Use a nail brush or similar and carefully brush your cloth under running, lukewarm water to remove all debris. After cleaning, rotate the cloth on your machine to spin off all the water. When the cloth is completely dry you can start using it again, treating it as a new cloth, with all the priming etc.
If the contamination is from an earlier preparation step you have to make sure that the samples are absolutely clean when moving from one step to the next. You must also make sure that the sample is mounted correctly (use cold mounting epoxy) so no debris is trapped in a mounting gap between resin and sample.