Bonded Abrasives


Norton Abrasives has developed and launched Norton Vitrium3,  the next generation of bonded abrasives products, engineered for maximum performance and cost savings in precision grinding. An entirely new abrasives platform, Norton Vitrium3

features a patent-pending bond technology developed by the Saint-Gobain Abrasives R&D team. This revolutionary bond features an exclusive chemistry that promotes excellent grain adhesion, resulting in improved product versatility across a wide range of applications. 

Substantial performance improvements with Norton Vitrium3 are now attainable in all Norton abrasive grains, from proprietary Norton Quantum ceramic alumina to conventional aluminum oxide.  Norton Vitrium3 has three major features and benefits over standard vitrified bonds: A stronger bond construction allows superior form and corner holding for improved part quality and higher tolerances, reduced dressing time and wear, as well as the ability to meet the higher wheel speeds demanded of today’s equipment. An improved holding power utilizing less bond-to-abrasive ratio. This allows increased exposure    of the abrasive grains for an improved cut rate and significantly less burn, while reducing power consumption and grinding forces on the part.  - more -                                              

An increased porosity improves coolant flow and chip clearance to eliminate burn or other part damage, especially on today’s tough-to-grind materials, such as high nickel alloys, tool steels and chrome.


  • excellent grain adhesion
  • stronger bond construction
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