Saint-Gobain Surface Conditioning is a leading developer of high-performance alumina powders and slurries for automotive polishing applications. Our ideAl product line of precision-engineered alumina abrasive grains designed to maximize cut rate and gloss while minimizing haze, scratches and holograms on virtually any type of clear coat composition.
Saint-Gobain’s extensive knowledge of abrasives and their nano-structure enables us to develop products with a wide range of microstructures, size distributions and agglomerate properties. Through our state-of-the-art R&D center and application testing facilities, we can tailor materials to your specific needs.
Our product portfolio has been developed to meet the unique demands of customers in every step of the automotive polishing and finishing process, with demonstrated effectiveness in the newest generation of automotive clear coat technology.
Saint-Gobain’s ideAl Finish is a polycrystalline alumina slurry that features a unique composition of extremely small and high strength crystals, which makes it ideal for use in automotive polishing applications where achieving a great finish is critical. The particles provide multiple cutting edges to rapidly remove light scratches and swirl marks while reducing haze and maximizing gloss.
Saint-Gobain’s ideAl Cut HRRA alumina is engineered to maximize cut rate in first-step automotive polishing applications. Our expertise in controlling particle size distribution provides flexibility for tuning the product to meet gloss and haze requirements with maximum cut rate.
Saint-Gobain’s ideAl Super HRRA alumina offers our highest cut rate and is the ideal choice for your most aggressive cutting needs. It features a highly developed microstructure, resulting in a stronger particle with long-lasting performance.