Norton | Saint-Gobain Abrasives upgraded its BlueFire Abrasives line, including belts, cloth quick-change and flap discs, and mini flap discs. The products feature a new, proprietary self-sharpening zirconia alumina grain shape and chemistry and an upgraded resin bond for faster cut rates and durability. An improved, heavy-duty polyester backing is designed for long life and withstanding challenging applications. In addition to metal fabrication and welding, the abrasive products are well-suited for key industries such as foundry, aerospace, automotive, oil and gas, wind turbines and general metalworking. Users have reportedly experienced more than 50 percent performance improvement compared with other zirconia alumina products.