Now Patent Pending • Eastwind Diamond Abrasive’s Cerium Resin Bonding Process
Eastwind Diamond Abrasives and Douglas Klein have applied for what will be their second patented product, "Cerium Oxide Flexible Abrasive Article And Method For Making The Same" (application #61/828.228)
Cerium is a rare earth metal with some unusual properties making it most valuable in industry. Although Cerium is the most abundant of the rare earths, cerium oxide has become more difficult to obtain due to the reduction of mining globally and the processing required to extract cerium from the minerals it is contained within. The prices in recent years have soared.
Traditionally Cerium Oxide is used as a liquid slurry. Liquid slurries are difficult to dispose of and are messy to work with. Eastwind Diamond Abrasives has developed a method to bond cerium to a durable flexible fabric belt that reduces cleanup and waste of the polishing compound, therefore reducing cost and reducing harm to the environment.
As it is a fine particle Cerium Oxide polishing compounds can be used as a traditional soft abrasive to finish almost any material, including plastics and metals, however it is the chemical properties of cerium that make it stand out when used on materials containing silica, such as quartz, ceramics and glass.
Cerium Oxide is one of the most efficient agents for precision polishing of optical glass components. It is also frequently used as a faster alternative to jeweler’s rouge (ferric oxide) in the lapidary industry. Granite with a high content of quartz, because of the high silica content, can also be polished more efficiently with cerium polishing.
Eastwind Diamond Abrasives wins 2013 Exporter of the Year Award!
Eastwind Diamond Abrasives wins Exporter of the Year Award
Eastwind Diamond Abrasives, manufacturer of diamond resin bonded, diamond
electroplated, and cerium oxide resin bonded polishing products wins the SBA Vermont
Exporter of the Year Award for 2013.
The Small Business Exporter of the Year Award is given for significantly increased
export sales and profits, encouraging other firms to export, increased jobs through
exports, and innovative methods of creating markets.
The winners will be recognized during the 2013 Vermont Small Business Awards
“We are very honored to be recognized by the SBA in this manner.” says Douglas Klein,
owner of Eastwind Diamond, “However this accolade is just a byproduct of us doing our
jobs well. Which is to develop, improve and market our technology and to produce
more efficient, cost effective, and environmentally friendlier abrasives and polishing
products for industry. Thanks to our diligent staff Eastwind Diamond Abrasives is now
exporting to 14 different countries and exports make up 60% of our sales. We are very
proud to represent Vermont and to assist and encourage the growth of US
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Eastwind Diamond Abrasives uploads first technical video
This image is of one of our clients in California who was creating his own line of surfboards. After some consultation, we supplied him with some 8” resin bond disks in various mesh/micron sizes along with our resin bond hand pads in various mesh/micron sizes to help him create a smooth, glass-like surface.
This image is of our customer; World Wide Window Cleaning in Honolulu, HI. They needed a way to remove the top layer of glass with a factory tint (tempered glass). Eastwind Abrasives supplied them with 5 inch resin bond disks formulated specifically for glass. The kit included 5; 5 inch resin bond disks in the following mesh: 400,800 and 1200; and 9 micron, a 5” felt pad, and glass polishing compound.