POLISHING CLOTHS

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Polishing cloths are used along with an abrasive to remove layers of surface deformation and expose the material structure for analysis. A variety of different cloth types are available depending on the application.
The type of cloth used depends heavily on the material being processed and the requirements for the final analysis.

Polishing Cloth Guide
Cloth Description Recommended Micron Size Abrasive Type Applications
Coarse
UltraPad Hard woven, no nap cloth 6µm & Up Diamond Ferrous materials and thermal spray coatings
UltraPol Hard woven, nonaggressive silk cloth 6µm & Up Diamond Minerals, coals, ceramics, inclusion retention in steels, and refractory materials
TexMet P Hard perforated, non-woven cloth 6µm & Up Diamond Ceramics, carbides, petrographic, hard metals, glass, and metal matrix composites
Nylon Oil resistant, medium hard woven, no nap cloth 6µm & Up Diamond Ferrous materials, sintered carbides, and cast irons
Intermediate
TexMet C Non-woven pressed cloth 15µm to 0.02µm Diamond, Al2O3, SiO2 Ferrous and nonferrous metals, ceramics, electronic packages, PCB’s, thermal spray coatings, cast irons, cermet, minerals, composites, plastics
TriDent Soft, durable, synthetic woven, no nap cloth 15µm to 0.02µm Diamond, Al2O3, SiO2 Ferrous and nonferrous metals, microelectronics, coatings
VerduTex Durable, medium hard synthetic silk cloth 9µm to 1µm Diamond Ferrous and nonferrous metals, microelectronics, coatings
VelTex Short napped synthetic velvet cloth 9µm to 1µm Diamond Steel, nonferrous and soft metals
WhiteFelt Soft, durable matted wool cloth 6µm to 0.02µm Diamond, Al2O3, SiO2 Ferrous and nonferrous metals
PoliCloth Medium hard, woven wool cloth 6µm to 1µm Diamond Cast iron, copper and aluminum alloys, coal and other soft metals
Fine
MicroCloth Soft, versatile, long napped synthetic rayon cloth 5µm to 0.02µm Diamond, Al2O3, SiO2 Ferrous and nonferrous metals, ceramics, composites, PCBs, cast irons, cermets, plastics, electronics
MicroFloc Soft, long napped cloth 0.06µm to 0.02µm Al2O3, SiO2 Ferrous and nonferrous materials
MasterTex Soft, synthetic velvet with low nap cloth 1µm to 0.05µm Al2O3, SiO2 Soft nonferrous and microelectronic packages
ChemoMet Soft, porous, chemically resistant synthetic cloth 1µm to 0.02µm Al2O3, SiO2 Titanium, stainless steel, lead/tin, solders, electronic packages, soft nonferrous metals, plastics