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[Saint-Gobain] A registered trademark for synthetically produced compound containing very fine crystals of fused aluminum oxide with some zirconium oxide. Alundum® is sold for use as an abrasive. It has dense, tough particles with sharp edges.


Properties of Common Abrasives

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 32, 35
  • 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 Comment: - Norton was acquired by St.Gobain in 1990