Norton|Saint-Gobain Abrasives introduced Vortex Rapid Prep non-woven flap discs that produce increased cutting rates and smear-free finishes simultaneously. The agglomerated aluminum oxide grain technology enables the cutting power of a coarser grit while producing a finer finish in one abrasive disc. The discs are for light blending, stripping, edge breaking and surface prep applications in industries such as metal fabrication and welding, aerospace, transportation, energy and construction. They feature special 3-D non-woven abrasive layers. This design ensures uniform finishing with a consistently low surface finish value.