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Publication numberUS3795496 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 5, 1974
Filing dateDec 16, 1971
Priority dateMay 19, 1969
Also published asCA931767A, CA931767A1, DE2023811A1
Publication numberUS 3795496 A, US 3795496A, US-A-3795496, US3795496 A, US3795496A
InventorsGreenwood J
Original AssigneeCarborundum Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Coated abrasive articles having a plasticized polyvinyl acetate supersize coat
US 3795496 A
Coated abrasive articles which have been treated with a plasticized polyvinyl acetate supersize coating exhibit less tendency to become loaded with wood dust when used to sand wood, and can be used for a longer period of time.
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United States Patent [1 1 Greenwood Mar.5, 1974 l l COATED ABRASIVE ARTICLES HAVING A PLASTTCIZEI) POLYVINYL ACETATE SUPERSIZE COAT l75l lnventor: .Iames Greenwood, Blackburn,

England [73] Assignee: The Carhorundum Company,

Niagara Falls, NY.

[22] Filed: Dec. 16, 1971 [21] Appl. No.: 208,889

Related US. Application Data [63] Contimiationdn-part of Ser. No. 38,504, May l8,

1970, abandoned.

[30] Foreign Application Priority Data May 19, 1969 Great Britain 25303/69 [52] US. Cl. 51/295, 51/298 511 Int. Cl 324d 3/34 Primary ExaminerDonald J. Arnold Attorney, Agent, or Firm-David E. Dougherty; Raymond W. Green 5 7 ABSTRACT Coated abrasive articles which have been treated with a plasticized polyvinyl acetate supersize coating exhibit less tendency to become loaded with wood dust when used to sand wood, and can be used for a longer period of time.

6 Claims, No Drawings I COATED ABRASIVE ARTICLES HAVING A PLASTICIZED POLYVINYL ACETATE SUPERSIZE COAT CROSS REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATION This is a continuation-in-part of application Ser. No. 38,504, filed May 18, 1970, now abandoned.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION One of the commonest problems connected with the use of coated abrasives for woodworking is that of loading (i.e., clogging) of the abrasive surface. This results in a greatly reduced rate of cut. Byloading is meant filling of the spaces between the abrasive grains with the materialbeing ground and subsequent buildup of that material so that areas of the abrasive surface are completely covered with the material being ground. This trouble is commonly experienced when using coated abrasive articles on such materials as wood, leather and plastics. Loading is to be distinguished from glazing, i.e., theproblem experienced in metal grinding as a result of metal being welded to the abrasive grains during grinding. The effect obtained is that of the abrasive surface being smeared with metal. As the conditionbecomes worse the cutting ability of the coated abrasive article is progressively reduced.

Coated abrasives are normally made by adhesively coating the paper or cloth or other flexible backing material with, in sequence, (1) a first adhesive coat, known as the making coat; (2) a layer of abrasive grain of controlled grit size; and (3) a second adhesive coat, known as a size coat, whose function is to anchor the abrasive grains more firmly in position.

There have been many attempts to reduce loading and glazing by incorporating in the size coat various additives which act as lubricants or promote a beneficial chemical action at the grinding interface in metal grinding or provide a high gloss surface to inhibit adhesion of detritus.

More recently further improvements have been made in this direction by the use of a third coat, known as the supersize coat, whose function is not to act as an additional adhesive coat but to impart anti-glazing properties. Such supersize coat have usually been restricted to organic or inorganic compounds containing halogen or sulfur, and particularly directed to metal grinding. For

example, US. Pat. No. 3,256,076 teaches the use of an organic polymer having chemically bound atoms of chlorine, bromine or divalent sulfur (which yield HCl, HBr, and H 8 upon heating) for grinding steel. There are, of course, situations where toxilogical considerations mitigate against the use of halogenor sulfurcontaining materials.

An effective anti-load or anti-glaze treatment during the manufacture of coated abrasive material is preferable to and more efficient than leaving the problem to be tackled by the user by the common practice of brushing the abrasive surface or applying some lubricant oranti-load or anti-glaze material to the abrasive surface at intervals during use.

It is, therefore, an object of the present invention to provide an improved coated abrasive article having improved anti-load characteristics, and in particular,

such an article which does not contain halogen or sulfur.

DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION According to the present invention, there is provided a coated abrasive article comprising a backing material having abrasive grain adhesively secured thereto, and a'plasticized polyvinyl acetate supersize coat.

An embodiment of the present invention will now be described, by way of example, to illustrate the invention.

EXAMPLE Four endless abrasive belts were made from abrasive coated roll stock material. The roll stock was prepared by coating paper of 130 pound weight 130 pounds per papermakers ream of 480 sheets, 24 inches X 26 inches) with a first adhesive (making) coat of hide glue, followed by a layer of grit abrasive and a second adhesive (size) coat of a phenolic (phenol-aldehyde) resin. The phenol-aldehyde resin was a caustic soda catalyzed resole, with a phenolzforrnaldehyde ratio of 111.56. 5 Two of the belts were treated according to this invention by the application of a thin film of a solution of plasticized polyvinyl acetate (PVA), to form a supersize coat on these two belts. Comparative tests carried out with the treated and untreated belts on the same sanding operation on beech wood test pieces showed that the PVA treated belts gave an increased performance in stock removal and exhibited much less tendency to become loaded with wood dust. These factors become more apparent as the tests progressed, indicating that the treated belt can be used for a much longer period than the untreated belt.

Further tests were made using 6,700 mm long belts, 150 mm wide, made from standard coated abrasive roll stock which was prepared by coating paper with a first adhesive (making) coat of hide glue followed by a coating of 80 grit (210 microns) fused aluminum oxide abrasive before the glue dried, and finally coating with a second adhesive (size) coat of a liquid phenolic (phenolaldehyde) resin to anchor the abrasive particles in accordance with traditional practice. This phenolic resin was the resole described above, with a 1:156 phenolzformaldehyde ratio. The polyvinyl acetate, applied afterwards, is referred to as a supersize by way of distinction from the size coat.

The standard belts were used as controls for comparision with similar belts treated with a plasticized polyvinyl acetate super-size, applied at a weight of 2,720 g per sandpapermakers ream (480 sheets, 280 X 230 mm) in the form of a latex having a viscosity of 2 poises at 25C. The plasticized PVA was prepared bymixing equal amounts of a commercially available polyvinyl acetate latex having 50 percent solids and no plasticizer (sold by B? Plastics as Type V 700") with a commercially available plasticized polyvinyl acetate latex which is the same as the unplasticized latex, except it contains 20 parts, per parts of latex, of dibutyl phthalate plasticizer (sold by B? Plastics as Type V 701 The plasticized PVA solution used therefore contained 50 percent polyvinyl acetate solids and 10 The supersized belts were dried at 90C. Sanding tests were carried out on a Wadkin overhead sanding machine, sanding 200 X 125 X 50 mm' beech wood 5 blocks.

One of the difficulties of obtaining accurate test results when using wood test pieces stems from the natural variation in the wood. To guard against false test conclusions the test results q'uoted below were obtained by alternating the order of sanding with successive test pieces. A standard belt was'used first on one block of wood, and then a supersized belt was used. On a second block of wood, the order was reversed, i.e., the supersized belt was used first and then the standard belt, and so on, until each belt ground several blocks of wood. The pressure of the belt on the wood blocks was held constant by maintaining a load of 9 kg on the sanding machine.

Table I gives the results of one standard versus one supersized belt, the test being carried out as described above. Each test piece was ground 10 minutes for this test.

TABLE I Test Stock Removal in Grams Piece Standard Belt Supersized Belt Total 698 950 Tables ll and Ill give the results obtained with a second pair of belts running for 5 minutes on each block and a third pair running for 15 minutes on each block, .res ectivel TABLE II Test Stock Removal in Grams Piece Standard Belt Supersized Belt Total 301 430 TABLE III Test Stock Removal in Grams Piece Standard Belt Supersized Belt Total 282 478 The three tables clearly illustrate the superiority of the supersized belts not only overall but also in the case of every individual test block.

All proportions herein are by weight, unless indicated otherwise.

Other variations are of course possible, within the scope of the invention. In particular, the types of backing material, abrasive and adhesives used are merely illustrative, and form no part of the invention. The use of a plasticizer in the polyvinyl acetate is preferred, to render the supersize coating more flexible, but the particular type of plasticizer used is not critical, and the amount of plasticizer used can be adjusted in accordance with the desired degree of flexibility.

I claim:

1. A coated abrasive article, comprising (l) a backing material, (2) abrasive grain, and (3) adhesive means for securing the abrasive grain to the backing material, said adhesive means consisting of a first adhesive coat of hyde glue and a second adhesive coat of phenol aldehyde resin, wherein the improvement comprises a coating over the adhesive means and abrasive grain, consisting essentially of plasticized polyvinyl acetate.

2. The abrasive article of claim 1, wherein the backing material is flexible.

3. A process for making the coated abrasive article of claim 1, comprising (1) coating a backing material with a first adhesive coating consisting of hyde glue, (2) applying abrasive grain of controlled grit size over the first adhesive coating and (3) applying a second adhesive coating consisting of phenol aldehyde resin over the first adhesive coating and abrasive grain, wherein the improvement comprises applying a latex of plasticized polyvinyl acetate over the second adhesive coating, and drying the latex to provide a coating consisting essentially of plasticized polyvinyl acetate.

4. The coated abrasive article of claim 1, wherein said coated abrasive article does not contain halogen or sulfur.

5. The coated abrasive article of claim 2, wherein said coated abrasive article does not contain halogen or sulfur.

6. The process of claim 3, wherein said coated abrasive article does not contain halogen or sulfur.

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U.S. Classification51/295, 51/298
International ClassificationB24D11/00
Cooperative ClassificationB24D11/00
European ClassificationB24D11/00
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