Mirka on Dust
With Abranet, Mirka has succeeded in something where many others have previously failed – to develop a completely even sanding net. Its thousands of holes provide phenomenal dust extraction. The maximum distance from each sanding particle to the closest dust extraction hole is just 0.5 mm. This clever structure provides many advantages.
Using Abranet, dust is removed from the space between the abrasive and the sanded surface, which means that the abrasive grains are cutting the surface more efficiently.
Because the dust is being continuously sucked away, sanding is virtually dust-free. Keeping the abrasive and the sanding surface constantly dust-free extends the lifespan of the abrasive. Since the abrasive maintains its aggressive properties over the entire surface, sanding becomes more even and efficient, improving the quality of work. Since you can always see what is being sanded, you gain excellent control over the work to avoid over-sanding, for example.
Abranet solves many dull problems, such as the formation of so-called dust pills and clogging. Because dust no longer collects in lumps on the sanding discs to the same extent as before, there is no danger of sanded dust building up and creating grooves on the sanding surface, or filling up the disc and thus reducing its sanding capacity.
Dust is dangerous on many levels. Dust from fiber glass, carbon fiber, aluminum and hardwood, for example, usually contains various harmful particles. Recognizing the hazards in the working environment and the connected severe health risks is the first step of finding ways to improve employees’ conditions, health, efficiency, and work motivation.
Dust-free is not only safer to our health, it makes plenty of sense time and moneywise. On the level of a working individual, it is easy: done, done and done. For a business, it is the best choice measured and calculated by any means. For an industry, it means progress and a step forward in standardisation.
Abranet makes work easier, more fun, and more satisfying. Sanding without disturbing dust particles provides better control over the work, and moreover, a better final result. You get a cleaner surface with a smoother finish.
Extracted from: http://www.mirka.com/