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[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.


Properties of Common Abrasives

Resources and Citations

  • 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
  • Norton Abrasives: - Norton was acquired by St.Gobain in 1990