[Saint-Gobain] A registered trademark for synthetically produced compound containing very fine crystals of fused aluminum oxide with some oxide zirconium oxide. Alundum is sold for use as an abrasive. It has dense, tough particles with sharp edges.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Random House, Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
- G.S.Brady, G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 32, 35
- Ralph Mayer, Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing) Comment: p. 331
- Website address 1, Website address 1 Comment: www.nortonabrasive.com - Norton was acquired by St.Gobain in 1990