PVA Sponge for Surface Polishing and Buffing
The launching of PVA sponge for buffing process is invaded into the surface finishing industry. We all known that PVA is the main composition for the grinding wheel and now the industry wants more. Even though the PVA based grinding stone comes in hard in nature, and it is a common commodity for precision surface finishing. However, the texture on the surface is determined by the grinding stone abrasive and unable to go below.
The launch of PVA polish sponge pad has given the industry more margin on bringing down the surface roughness or achieve mirror-like surface finishing. Due to the final appearance, some has named the sponge as buffing pad.
PVA buffing sponge gives the industry to achieve mirror-like surface finishing.
The Buffing Sponge
The launch of PVA buffing sponge is basically giving the industrial an alternative for replacing wool polishing wheel. Let us quickly see the difference between these 2 commodities.
Wool Polish Wheel
The Wool felt wheel is using for coarser surface removal, such as oxidation layer. Unfortunately, those panel which looking for smooth or even mirror surface, there is a limitation on wool wheel. Furthermore, the impurity embedded in the wool wheel actually causing challenge to the manufacturer. The inherent impurity is having a tendency scratches the plate surface.
PVA Buffing Sponge
PVA buffing sponge is suitable for removing minor surface scratch in order to achieve mirror-like surface finishing. This is due to the softer and spongy characteristic provide a good media for removing surface defect. Currently, the mirror surface stainless steel plate is polished via this buffing sponge.
How to Use the Buffing Sponge
The buffing sponge is a high purity polymer product and could be used under various circumstances. Below are a few advantages:
- Wet Condition.
- Suitable for most acid based slurry.
- Apply with adequate pressure.
- Low impurity to avoid surface scratches on the panel.
By taking the stainless steel plate polishing as an example. The industrial use machinery is water mill equipment. This is because the wet condition gives better advantages on surface finishing.
- Better heat dissipate
- Able to introduce various slurry to improve the polishing performance
- Better removal contaminant control
The Grinding Stone or Sponge
Both the commodities are available in the market, however has to select wisely base on the requirement. The PVA grinding stone already incorporate the abrasive during the foaming process whereby the buffing sponge is free from abrasive.
Perhaps, removal rate is the key parameters for grinding stone. Hence we need the abrasive in order to achieve better removal. For a buffing process, surface finishing shall be the key consideration. Under this circumstance, PVA buffing sponge should be the choice.
If you have difficulty on the selection, please contact DST so that we could make a wise selection base on your requirement.