Silicon Carbide Paper

Silicon carbide paper offers exceptional performance for crafting projects. From rough sanding to smoothing, its versatility elevates the finishing process.

Aluminum oxide abrasives can also be combined with this compound for use sanding between coats of paint or varnish application, particularly on metal, glass, stone and other materials such as wood.


Silicon carbide, also known as Carborundum, is an extremely hard material with an extremely compact covalent structure that enables it to retain strength and sharpness longer than typical abrasives like aluminum oxide. Furthermore, Carborundum boasts exceptional corrosion and chemical resistance properties and can withstand exposure to acids, salts, and alkalis environments.

Deformed polypropylene sheets can be easily reshaped to meet various applications. This feature enables you to tailor sandpaper specifically to meet your sanding needs while extending its lifespan and performance for years. With such long-term returns on your investment possible, customizing sandpaper may become essential.

Silicon carbide sandpaper is the go-to choice for home repairs and renovations, especially between coats of varnish or paint; also useful for sanding drywall joints. Hermes waterproof sandpaper comes equipped with resin bonding that enables wet sanding (using liquid to lubricate abrasives while simultaneously reducing airborne dust).

Waterproof abrasive paper by Hermes can be used on numerous materials, including wood, plastic and metal. It can be used for rough sanding purposes as well as removing paint and rust from metal surfaces – and often works well in tandem with aluminum oxide abrasives like this sandpaper. Furthermore, Hermes waterproof sandpaper can refinish wood furniture as well as prepare surfaces prior to painting or refinishing projects.


Silicon carbide paper is the ideal partner for DIY home repairs and renovations, thanks to its adaptable finish options that adapt to varied finishing needs – with lower grit grades being great at smoothening rough or uneven surfaces while higher grades provide added smoothness. In addition, this versatile abrasive can be used both manually as well as power sanding.

Durable composition allows this sandpaper to withstand prolonged use, providing uninterrupted performance for years and limiting replacement needs. As such, it makes an economical investment that delivers excellent value for money.

Metallography employs this abrasive to prepare metal samples for microscopic examination. Due to its hardness, consistency, grit range compatibility and hardness (hence its name), this medium makes an ideal tool for this purpose.

Silicon carbide material comes in various forms, from sandpaper and wheels to disks, cloth and ceramic powder. Production methods for Silicon Carbide range from recrystallization, hot pressing, microwave sintering and pressureless sintering; its heat resistance also makes it suitable for various applications such as grinding, shaping and polishing processes – as well as being processed into numerous products with its versatility making Silicon Carbide the ideal material choice for even the most rigorous of projects.


Silicon carbide stands out as an outstandingly hard material that excels at abrasive applications such as sandpaper. It delivers consistent grit-to-grit performance even after long periods of use, making it a popular choice among high-performance abrasives.

Metallographic samples often need grinding and polishing before further analysis, and one method for accomplishing this task is using silicon carbide papers. While silicon carbide grains are durable, their abrasiveness can damage the surface of the sample through micro-fractures in its surface as well as grain pulling. Lam Plan has come up with an innovative solution: our MD-Gekko adapter discs are specially designed to accommodate silicon carbide papers while limiting how often their abrasive material comes into contact with its target surface.

Carborundum abrasives are also employed in carborundum collagraph, an innovative form of printmaking using carborundum grit mixed with paste applied to an aluminum plate and used to print ink onto paper. Grit residue on bare areas of the plate is then removed using wipe-off technique; creating an image which captures your artist’s mark-making process in one unique print.

Grit range

Silicon carbide sandpaper comes with an assortment of grit sizes, making it suitable for various uses. Finer grades are best used to finish wooden and metal surfaces while coarser ones can be used for rough sanding or removing paint/rust from metal surfaces; additionally it makes an excellent tool for use between coats when painting, or when sanding drywall surfaces.

Sandpaper with sharp, razor-sharp abrasive grains bonded resin-over-resin is suitable for both dry and wet sanding to minimize scratches and airborne dust, while its water lubricating effect reduces heat while making this paper more durable and effective.

Durability should always be taken into consideration when purchasing sandpaper, particularly if it will be used frequently. Aluminum oxide tends to wear down more quickly than other types of abrasives; silicon carbide retains its sharpness and friability for extended periods, boasting higher tensile strength than other grain types allowing it to withstand more pressure without wearing out quickly.

Silicon carbide sandpaper can elevate your craftsmanship to new levels of excellence whether you’re shaping wood into art or giving metal projects the finishing touch. Thanks to its versatile nature and long lifespan, you can trust silicon carbide sandpaper for all of your finishing tasks.

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