Outstanding success: VSM at Blechexpo 2017

Successful world premiere in Stuttgart: For the first time, VSM exhibited its long-term abrasive VSM COMPACTGRAIN Plus KK790Y at the latest Blechexpo from 7th – 10th November. International trade visitors were particularly impressed by the significantly enhanced service life in conjunction with a perfect surface quality.

Satisfied customers
The VSM COMPACTGRAIN Plus series KK790Y was of particular interest to visitors. The new three-dimensional abrasive COMPACTGRAIN Plus is suitable for a wide variety of applications in metalwork and stands out when grinding corrosion and acid-resistant steels. It features a larger grain reserve and improved grain adhesion during machining operations. In addition, the granulate is guaranteed to be fully used. This translates into a much longer service life with consistent performance and high stock removal and generates a perfect surface finish. "This leads to significantly fewer tool changes and improves sustainability as well as increasing productivity considerably," according to René Vogt, Sales Manager Germany. "These are very strong arguments for our established customers for using these products and also for potential customers, who were able to watch practical applications at the trade fair."

For a variety of applications
In addition to KK790Y, VSM had abrasives from its series VSM COMPACTGRAIN, VSM CERAMICS Plus, VSM CERAMICS, VSM ALUMINIUM OXIDE, VSM ZIRKONIA ALUMINA and VSM NON-WOVEN on display on the stand. These products are ideally suited whenever maximum stock removal is important for descaling. They are the right products of choice for clean deburring and achieving defined scratch patterns, high gloss values and deep surface roughness. Many visitors to the stand took the opportunity to put the pedal to the metal on VSM’s unique grinding bike, in order to establish how well they could do using only sheer muscle power.

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International public

Both the international trade fair for sheet metal work and Schweisstec, which was held at the same time, managed to attract some 40,000 trade visitors to the fair grounds in Stuttgart this year. Roughly one third of these visitors came from abroad. This means that Blechexpo is set to continue to enhance its international standing. VSM intends to have a stand again at the next Blechexpo, which will take place from 5th – 8th November 2019.


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About VSM

With 150 years of experience, VSM AG is one of the leading companies in the international abrasives market. Its core expertise lies in the production of coated abrasives. VSM develops high-end solutions for abrasives, which have to meet the specific requirements of specialist retailers, trade professionals and industry. We always put our customers first. Our network of subsidiaries and sales partners gives us a presence in more than 70 different countries.

press contact

Sarah Trzynka
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