AKA-Cloths

The polishing cloths contain a thick polymer barrier that keeps both abrasive and lubricant at the surface of the cloth to perform the most efficient polishing action.
  • Plaran and Paran-S are relatively hard cloths used for fine-grinding or prepolishing with 15 μm, 9 μm, 6 μm or 3 μm diamonds.
  • Daran, Ramda, Moran and Plural are gradually softer cloths for polishing with 6 - 1 μm diamonds.
  • Napal is used for final polishing with diamond abrasives of 1 μm and finer or for final oxide polishing.
  • Chemal is used for oxide polishing and especially suited for chemicalmechanical polishing.

The self-adhesive polishing cloths are equipped with a newly developed adhesive with low tack and a unique tab that assures easy placing and removal of the cloths. Unique is also the batch code and a QR code printed directly onto the cloth back.

Without removing the liner from the back of the cloths, they can be used directly on Aka-Rhaco and thus on magnetic support discs. See section Intermediate support disc.

All magnetic polishing cloths are based on the cloths above, laminated on a steel disc. These steel discs are equipped with 3 tabs for easy removal from the magnetic support disc.


Cloth material
Fine grinding
Polishing
Final polishing
Application
Plaran
Woven Nylon
15~6 μm
3 μm
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Fine grinding of soft metals, polishing of hard materials
Paran-S
Non-woven Polyester
15~6 μm
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÷
Fine grinding of soft metals, polishing of hard materials
Silk
Natural Silk
9 μm
6~1 μm
1~0.25 μm
Oxide polishing
Polishing and final polishing of harder materials and coatings
Daran
Woven Acetate
÷
6~1 μm
1~0.25 μm
Oxide polishing
Polishing of all materials
Ramda
Woven Acetate
÷
6~1 μm
1 μm
Polishing of all materials
Moran-U
Woven Wool
÷
3~1 μm
1 μm
Polishing of non-ferrous and ferrous metals
Moran
Woven Wool
÷
6~3 μm
÷
Polishing of non-ferrous and ferrous metals
Plural
Flocked Viscose
÷
3~1 μm
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Fast, one-step polishing of steels, sintered carbides and other hard materials. Polishing of unmounted samples
Napal
Flocked Viscose
÷
÷
1~0.25 μm
Oxide polishing
Final polishing of all materials
Chemal
Foamed Neoprene
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Oxide polishing
Chemical/mechanical final polishing of all materials