For over 125 years, Norton has supplied the innovative abrasive products and solutions that our customers require. Whether you're sanding a piece of furniture, finishing a turbine blade or slicing a semiconductor component, if you are using abrasives, we have the product and the know-how. Today, Norton manufactures and distributes the widest range of abrasives and related products for the industrial marketplace.
As a brand of Saint-Gobain, a world leader in manufacturing and distribution, Norton supports all industrial markets including metalworking, automotive, aerospace, woodworking, bearing, sporting goods, foundry, cutting tool as well as the Do-It-Yourself retailers and automotive aftermarket.
Norton is the world's leading supplier of bonded abrasives, with more than 250,000 types and sizes, most custom-designed and engineered for specific applications. We are also a leading manufacturer of coated abrasive products, offering more than 38,000 types of coated products with a variety of abrasive grains and backings.
Our superabrasive diamond and cubic boron nitride (CBN) grinding wheels and diamond tools usage is growing in cutting tool production and maintenance, automotive, bearing, ceramic, tool & die, glass, aerospace, electronic, composite, and other advanced material industries. With over 50 years of industry leadership in diamond and CBN experience, we can meet industrial manufacturer's need for tighter part tolerance, higher quality finishes and greater productivity.
Through our commitment to R&D, as your manufacturing requirements change, you can depend on Norton abrasives to provide the most advanced technology. And, to help you achieve maximum productivity and lower grinding cost, Norton application engineers will evaluate your grinding system and recommend the solution that targets your needs.
Our products are sold through many different channels. You can find and buy Norton abrasive products in catalogs, on our partners’ internet sites, at industrial and welding distributors, at home improvement centers, woodworking supply stores, and through jobbers in the automotive aftermarket.
The Benefits of an A-brand
In the Abrasives division we serve our customers through structured units in 26 countries and we employ approximately 15,000 people. Saint-Gobain Abrasives is the sole international producer to manufacture the three major types of abrasives; bonded abrasives, coated abrasives and diamond products. The division's advantages are: exceptional technology, a well-known product range, a reputation for quality and innovation and a highly efficient distribution network with official authorized distributors throughout the world. Link to Saint-Gobain in the U.S. and Canada.