Coated abrasives grading systems: FEPA, mesh, micron
05-11-2007, 10:54 AM,
Coated abrasives grading systems: FEPA, mesh, micron
Hi all,

I am looking for a conversion table or formula's to compare different coated abrasive belts.

I understand the Fepa grading system is commonly used in Europe (P-number). Also used (especially by older employees) is the term "mesh". The manufacturers of new fine abrasives tend to use their own grading systems, based on grain size. I am not sure if the ISO standards use the micrometer grading system. On different websites I can find some conversion tables, but it does seem these are not exactly the same.

Any complete table would be very much appreciated.

Regards, Rogier

Note: This question was asked before by chin chew on the old forum.

Old message board Wrote:Posted by chin chew ( on June 22, 2004 at 07:49:51:

Been studying into Media blasting and abrasive.
Came across this four terms. Grit, Mesh, Grade and micrometer. Can anyone give me a proper defination of each term wrt Media blasting and abrasive. Plus where can i get a recognized conversion table of the above mentioned. Thanks.
05-11-2007, 06:13 PM,
RE: Coated abrasives grading systems: FEPA, mesh, micron
Hi Rogier

It is all a bit confusing, what with all the different standards and different manufacturer gradings. Best to relate to particle diameter in micrometres (microns).

A few links (which may or may not helpShy)

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Wikipedia - Mesh

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06-29-2007, 01:37 PM,
Big Grin  RE: Coated abrasives grading systems: FEPA, mesh, micron
Sorry for this late reply, but thanks for these links. Some time to go before they get a worldwide standard. Wink
06-29-2007, 04:20 PM,
RE: Coated abrasives grading systems: FEPA, mesh, micron
Hi Rogier

To some extent the standards exist, we just need everybody to read from the same sheet. Happy0193

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