iAbrasive provides online showrooms for abrasives suppliers of all types, and matches them up with buyers seeking raw materials and abrasive components.
Zhengzhou, China (PRWEB) October 10, 2014
For Norton Abrasives, as with any highly successful company, any B2B platform they choose to source materials from must connect them with reputable suppliers. Such is the case with iAbrasive.com, which Norton Bear-Tex Abrasives has joined to source materials for its portfolio of non-woven surface finishing products (sanding belts, etc).
Norton Abrasives is a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain Abrasives, located in France. Five other Saint-Gobain subsidiaries also source materials through iAbrasive.com. Located in Peru, Colombia, the U.K. and the United States, they each purchase different materials on the site, from silicon carbide and aluminum oxide to bonded abrasives (sharpening stones, cones/plugs, and grinding wheels of all types).
Founded in 1885, Norton Abrasives was one of the first producers of commercial coated abrasives, also manufacturing the first precision-made, mass-produced grinding wheel. Today Norton's products are used in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, construction, aerospace, electronics, and automotive. In 1990, the company was acquired by Saint-Gobain, headquartered in Paris, France, and a world leader in the manufacture of engineered materials.
Saint-Gobain is one of the top 100 industrial companies in the world with approximate sales of $53.2 billion. They produce construction products, high-performance materials (abrasives, ceramics, high-end plastics), glass, and glass containers, and they distribute building products. In the United States and Canada alone, the company has 165 manufacturing facilities employing approximately 19,000 people.
Both companies use the matchmaking services of iAbrasive.com—a leading B2B webportal located in China. iAbrasive provides online showrooms for abrasives suppliers of all types, and matches them up with buyers seeking raw materials and abrasive components. The webportal started in 2012 as an international B2B abrasives platform, written in English, to accommodate international buyers like Norton and Saint-Gobain.