Norton Abrasives for the Industrial Market
Norton Abrasives for the Industrial Market
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Press Release – Norton Gemini Line Expanded

04 April 2007
Norton adds versatile and economical cylindrical, centerless and surface wheels and segments to the Gemini® abrasives line

The Gemini line of abrasive products from Norton is made with quality abrasive grain and bonds. They offer consistent performance and low costs for a wide range of grinding applications.


Norton Gemini products are made for small- to medium-size manufacturers that need versatile abrasive products for many different grinding jobs.


WORCESTER, MASS., April 4, 2007 – The Norton bonded abrasives Gemini wheel line has expanded and now includes segments, cylindrical wheels, centerless wheels and surface wheels. These products are ideal for small- to medium-size manufacturers that need one abrasive product for many different light production and maintenance jobs.


Like the current line of Norton Gemini portable discs, cut-off, and bench and pedestal wheels, the new Gemini products are made with quality aluminum oxide and silicon carbide abrasives, and long-lasting bonds that economically provide consistent performance and versatility. Job shops at metal fabricators and other manufacturers that produce small- to medium-size runs of quality components will find the proven performance of the Gemini products to be ideal for forming and finishing applications. A complete list of Gemini bonded products is available online at:


For more information, visit the Norton website,; call 1-800-466-1119 or email


Norton is a brand of Saint-Gobain Abrasives. Saint-Gobain Abrasives is a division of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain (Paris). Saint-Gobain is a global manufacturer and distributor of flat glass, building products, glass containers, and high-performance materials. The company had worldwide sales of more than $52 billion in 2006. Saint-Gobain Corporation, the holding company for operations in the U.S. and Canada, has 180 plants and employs approximately 24,000 people. Saint-Gobain's web site is The Norton web site is